I’ve always had a soft spot in my heart for The Elevator Division. Part of that’s because they’re a bunch of fine, strapping young lads who look and smell great (even on tour), they always have a couch to spare whenever I’m in Kansas City, and they’re some of the funnest and craziest guys to hang out with. But if those things weren’t enough, they also write some incredibly great music. Although they’re often lumped, unfortunately, within the emo genre, the boys have an avowed love for all things post-punk, especially stuff like The Cure, Joy Division, and Tears For Fears, which shines forth in all of their music.
Their new album, titled Years, comes out September 21st on Second Nature Recordings. 3 songs from the album are now available on Purevolume for your listening pleasure, all of them full of great hooks and soaring vocals. I’m especially digging “Radio” (love that early 80’s U2-style guitarwork), but they’re all solid.