Wednesday, December 23, 2009

The Ergs! - Upstairs/Downstairs

It took me a while, but a few months ago I finally "got" The Ergs!. I had initially heard the hype about them around a year ago, but I had only listened to "Hindsight is 20/20, My Friend" which really didn't do it for me at the time. Then a while back, I got this album from another blog and seriously haven't listened to much else since.

Upstairs/Downstairs is usually shadowed by their first full-length, "dorkrockcorkrod" (which I'll post shortly), even though both albums are pretty different musically, imo. As a straight-up, pop-punk album, "dorkrockcorkrod" is definitely better, but "Upstairs/Downstairs" shows a slightly more mature version of The Ergs! nerdy, almost Replacements-esque brand of pop-punk. Standout tracks include "See Him Again", "Books About Miles Davis", and "Fluorescent Stars", the first of which is among my top 5 songs by The Ergs!.

Download The Ergs! - Upstairs/Downstairs

1 comment:

tentative recovery said...

i loved their dorkrockcorkrod LP. thanks for the upload!