Van Ride: Generationals team up w/ Park the Van; Free album stream

In music on May 6, 2009 at 8:28 pm

Pay special attention to: “Faces in the Dark” and “When They Fight, They Fight”

This is not an overstatement: Generationals are the best band I’ve heard today. All humor aside, that Generationals are newly signed to Park the Van Records makes it even sweeter, as that’s the home of recent indie buzzmakers like Dr. Dog and The Spinto Band. That good indie rock is coming from New Orleans of all places is kind of surprising–for some reason the town of infinitely good jazz, blues and rap usually has a faulty record with their homegrown alt-rock set. Generationals, formerly of The Eames Era, are an exception to those rules.

But if anybody can find the gems, it’s Park the Van. They grew Dr. Dog and Dr. Dog grew them. Not sure if in my time in NOLA pre-flood that my paths crossed with Park the Van, but ever since that time both eyes have to be on every release they put forth. The label moved back to New Orleans in Dec. 2008 after some time in exile in Philly and Generationals is one of the first results of that move back. Generationals have some classy mellow electro-pop with some distance to it–maybe something like Viva Voce, Vampire Weekend or another “V” band that I’m not thinking of right now. Park the Van is releasing their new album Con Law later this summer, but you have the best fortune ever: stream the whole album above and tour dates for Knoxville, Philly, Brooklyn and Chapel Hill are after the jump.

May 6 2009 8:00P
The Pilot Light Knoxville, TN
May 7 2009 8:00P
Kung Fu Necktie Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
May 8 2009 8:00P
Public Assembly Brooklyn, New York
May 10 2009 9:00P
The Cave Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Jun 12 2009 8:00P
Marigny Theater New Orleans, Louisiana

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  1. Dr. Dog is the best!! Thanks, Park the Van, for supporting such awesome bands.. and especially for supporting so many great, “under the radar” bands from Philly!!

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