This is a new feature for this blog. I’ve yet to come up with a catchy, memorable title for it, so for now it will just be called “Recommendation”. This feature provides exactly what the title implies; I’ll recommend a band and then you’ll check them out. Then again, maybe you won’t, but the MySpace link is right there so why not click on it?

Today, it’s The Never, an indie rock band from Chapel Hill, NC. If I had to choose one word to describe The Never, it would be “theatric”. Lead by the ambitious Noah Smith, The Never play a sharp form of indie rock, weaving childlike bedtime stories into their songs. The arrangements are well thought out, as is evident on “Cavity”, which puts a more melodic spin on the classic soft-loud dynamic. To that, The Never add a groove more often found in modern R&B than indie rock. Check out the band’s MySpace and, if you’re in town, The Never will be playing at the Cat’s Cradle in Carrboro, NC on August 29th.