Welcome to May and The Battle of the Bands! In case you don't know, FAR AWAY EYES started this grand romp of a blogging event and it is currently hosted and promoted by brudder, "The Extra Beachy Beach Boy," STEPHEN T. McCARTHY. The mighty Battle gets posted on the 1st and 15th of each month and results appear magically six days later, on the 7th and 21st. You get the honor of casting a vote in the comments below to tell me which tune is your favorite and why (if you want to elaborate). If it's absolutely necessary, I add my own humble vote to break a tie and announce the winner, but why sully the whole event?
True Confessions of a Battle of the Bands veteran: if you held a gun to my head (please, don't...not really necessary), I'd tell you that my deepest secret is that I love those beautiful harmonies more than anything. Kinda got a thing for acoustic guitar, too, being an acoustic player myself...so a folksy sound works nicely for me, too. Today, I treat myself.
Let the battle begin!
CONTENDER #1: THE THORNS
"Among the Living"
CONTENDER #2: THE LUMINEERS
CONTENDER #3: DAN FOGELBERG
"Leader of the Band"
Then check out the peeps' blogs! Vote come more, it burns more calories and lowers your bad cholesterol (I didn't fact check that...but, yeah! Go with it!).