Last summer, Chicago's own Archie Powell & The Exports released their debut ep, Loose Change, a rock and roll romp that was just as influenced by Elvis Costello and the Replacements as it was a throwback to '50's and '60's acts with a sound that's sorely missed in today's scene, especially the local scene of Chicago. Now, Powell and company are about to release their first full length and this blogger thinks they're perfectly poised to make quite the splash.
Today, you've got the first crack at the quartet's first single, "Enough About Me", which the band's giving out for a listen exclusively here at Radio Free Chicago.
If you're not familiar with Archie Powell & The Exports, "Enough About Me" is a great start. It tells you everything you need to know about the natives: They're just a foursome of lookers from your own backyard that love drinking a cold beer and playing a good rock song. You won't find kitsch here, nor any irony- Everything you hear from Powell and the Exports is genuine, from the earnest lyrics that occasionally border on Costello-esque snottiness to the well rehearsed power chords, hard hitting drums, and stellar bass line.
You like rock and roll. We all like rock and roll. So what are you waiting for? Grab "Enough About Me" and await for the band's debut, Skip Work, to hit the streets. But first! The band also made what is referred to as a "music video" for this song. You check out the making of below!