Hooray for more artists for allowing me to poke and prod! This next band featured is Mr. and the Mrs. from Hillsdale, Kansas (don’t bother looking for the city. It’s kind of one of those Kansas towns), though they’re usually found at shows in Lawrence right now. Formed in 2011, this duo describes themselves as garage, trash, and punk citing influences like The Cramps, Nirvana, Television, The Ramones, and The Talking Heads.
I personally find their music full of humorous lyrics to compliment the lighthearted, amateurish feel appropriate for the genres from which they pull. They keep it simple but at times it feels like it’s a homage to various artists and genres (though I heard the shoutout to the Replay Lounge and chuckled). There are moments where I feel like despite the satire there’s a message. Then I remember that I’m a music critic and like to over analyze crap.
Don’t take my word for it, though. They have a nice catalog on soundcloud and a cool facebook page to check out. Listen to them, like them, maybe even attend one of their shows.