The LeMats, "The Astronomer"
New Asbury Park four-piece, The LeMats, released their first single just before playing the Halloween installment of Happy Mondays at Wonder Bar.
"The Astronomer" is alt-rock with some prominent lead guitar. The guitar moves in tandem with the vocals in a way that -- and I'm reaching back into the memory bank here, but sometimes music will shake things loose like that -- reminds me of a band like The Church. Remember them?
Anyway, it's a solid first effort from a new band with kind of a classic sound; and it will be interesting to see where they take things from here.