The three core members of the Los Angeles, CA-based quartet Incan Abraham, Giuillano Pizzulo, Teddy Carafo, and Spencer Mandel have been friends since kindergarten; after all, who else should you start a band with besides your very best and longest friends, right? After the members of the band had spent college on different coasts, the band reunited at a secluded house in upstate New York, with instruments in tow – on a whim.
And the result turned out to be the material that will appear on the band’s debut effort, Tolerance. “Concorde,” the first single off Tolerance is a shimmering but moody bit of indie pop with layered melodies andguitars played through gentle washes of reverb that sounds as though it owes a debt to 80s New Wave and synth pop – a little bit of the Fixx perhaps? In fact, much the some of sources that informed inspired it, the song wears its heartfelt emotion on it’s sleeve.
The blogosphere has been big on the Los Angeles-based quartet, and I think that after their SXSW sets, you’ll be hearing a lot more about them throughout the course of the summer.