Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Jam of the Day | Finn Riggins - Benchwarmers

Photo courtesy of Finn Riggins

This week, I'm very pleased to make the acquaintance of the self-proclaimed "quirky" Idaho indie-pop trio, Finn Riggins, and their new ditty, "Benchwarmers." I didn't expect to learn that Idaho, Boise in particular, boasts a burgeoning indie music scene. But, hey, now I know. And knowing is half the battle.

Today's Jam of the Day features playground lyrics (hopscotch, anyone?), backed by crunchy bass and sunny guitars, that are as catchy as a Miss Mary Mac handclap. Think: the teenage nostalgia of Sleigh Bells' "Rill Rill" on the junior high tip.

Finn Riggins - Benchwarmers

The Benchwarmers EP will be released on Tender Loving Empire on April 21st. Get the 10" colored vinyl in honor of Record Store Day this Saturday.