Monday, August 07, 2006

The Little Ones - Sing Song EP (Repost)

The Little Ones will be playing a free show every Monday this month at Spaceland, and so we felt justified reposting this review of their Sing Song EP. If you are in the LA area, I REALLY hope you come out to support this great band. See ya there!

The Little Ones might be the most infectious music to come out this year. With that said, it isn’t surprising that blogs the world over have championed the Los Angeles five piece from first listen. Even before the release of their debut Sing Song EP, word was beginning to spread, warning of the immediacy of the band’s sound. The layered vocal chants, hand claps and “yeah, yeah, yeahs,” were enough to label them as happy music. However, the Little Ones are much more than just your next “feel good” band, and might be the next big thing to blog about.

The band’s Sing Song EP is a collection of recordings that demonstrate their ability to get your feet moving. During the writing process, the band adopted a standard they entitled “Uncle Lee’s Rule of Feet.” The rule stated that “a song was deemed appropriate if, and only if, each of the Little Ones’ feet could shuffle to it.” Their live shows are a true testament to the rule's success - where hips shake, feet tap, and lips sing. An extraordinary happening in an indie scene known for standing still.


In a world where things don’t always go to plan, the Little Ones plant optimism in the hearts of all who will listen. Their smiles and communal friendship are a physical proclamation to the sound that they have fashioned. With the political trifles and social struggles that surround us in everyday life, the Little Ones remind us that there are still things to smile about.

Get your shuffle on.

[mp3] The Little OnesLovers Who Uncover
[mp3] The Little OnesCha Cha Cha

All photos by: Braedon

Be sure to check back later this week to read the Content’s Exclusive Interview with the Little Ones.

Also, be sure to catch the Little Ones during their residency at Spaceland, every Monday in August. It’s FREE so you really don’t have an excuse not to come (and if you need a ride, we can carpool...seriously).

8/07/06 – Los Angeles, CA – Spaceland (FREE)
8/14/06 – Los Angeles, CA – Spaceland (FREE)
8/21/06 – Los Angeles, CA – Spaceland (FREE)
8/28/06 – Los Angeles, CA – Spaceland (FREE)

7 Comments:

Blogger Will said...

I have you guys to thank for my knowledge of this band. After winning the Sing Song EP, I have had a hard time listening to anything else. Rather infectious tunes ... I'll catch out here at one of my favorite spots.

7:54 AM  
Blogger catdirt said...

what other blogs? links! i like the three dates in new york, though. that's classy- playing new york, then los angeles like that.

1:18 PM  
Blogger the_KING said...

A lot of other blogs have posted on them.
* Brooklyn Vegan
* Gorilla vs. Bear
* I Guess I'm Floating
* Yeti Don't Dance
* Coolfer
* the Underrated
* Rewriteable Content
* and some other random ones
I couldn't get the html to work for the links but they are out there.

1:40 PM  
Blogger soup said...

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5:10 PM  
Blogger soup said...

Just search on the Hype Machine for other blog posts about them...

http://hype.non-standard.net/search/little%20ones/1/

I think the first place most people, including myself, heard of them was from Coolfer (http://www.coolfer.com/blog/). Then other people sort of caught on after that. I saw them at the Prospector in Long Beach (which it looks like that's where the pictures are from), and they were really quite good considering the lacking sound system and all. Looking forward to seeing them at Spaceland in August.

5:12 PM  
Anonymous g.latss said...

Is that the KING in the patterned flanel without his infamous mistachio?

10:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ok, who is going!!??! i'm over the hill in the valley! I'll try lazo-ing up people to go. I've heard so much about these guys.

2:52 AM  

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