|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.
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.