coed pageant - drag

coed pageant has a very appropriate band name. a guy-girl drum/guitar two piece band that creates stomping, anthemic indie pop/rock that has a big presence, like a pageant. but unlike a typical pageant, they trade in earnestness, favoring lyrics detailing heart-on-the-sleeve late night narratives book-ended by choruses big and harmony drenched enough to belie their small numbers.

their latest album 'drag', recorded at a place called the palace flophouse (a reference to one of my favorite books ever, john steinbeck's 'cannery row'), expands the production beyond the two piece mold, adding hooky piano and some lead guitar. but i imagine these two put on a rousing live show without those trappings. 

get it here.


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