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Noise Pop Find: Whispertown2000

Last weekend, San Francisco was thoroughly rocked by the 16th installment of the Noise Pop music festival. I've been letting you in on my Noise Pop diary from the main acts I saw, but I also wanted to share some of the smaller bands and hidden gems I discovered. Today's find: Whispertown2000.

While patiently waiting for M. Ward and Zooey Deschanel to take the stage at The Great American Music Hall on Sunday night (more on that later), I was treated to several opening bands, but it was Whispertown2000 who stood out the most. The four-member band's on-stage shenanigans and overall effect were upbeat (at one point, the ladies who do all the singing each took a stick and co-played the drums while the guys danced around with their guitars and bass up front) . Whatever you call it — indie rock, emo, or something else entirely — music in this genre sometimes lends itself to the melancholy side of things. What struck me most about this band was how much fun they were having on stage, and their infectious songs matched that showmanship.

Their album Livin' in a Dream has been out for a year, and though I've only been listening it since Sunday, I'm already addicted. If you're a Rilo Kiley fan you'll definitely dig this: Their record was released on Rilo Kiley's own label, Brute/Beaute.

To watch a cool animated music video from Whispertown2000,


whispertown2000 from noahdorsey on Vimeo


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usafhockey3 usafhockey3 8 years
been a fan of theirs for about 2 years, when they came through w/jenny and the watson twins.... haunting voices and some catchy toe tappers too!
POPSUGAR-Celebrity-UK POPSUGAR-Celebrity-UK 8 years
I love this! The song is great, and the video is so cute. Thanks for drawing my attention to it Buzz! I'm utterly jealous that you were at Noise Pop... :)
beingtazim beingtazim 8 years
ooh...i need to find that album! thanks for letting us know about it!
Meggz Meggz 8 years
I had the opportunity to see them live recently as well and just loved them! They have great "catches" and mix it up with a multitude of musical instruments from the Kazoo to whistling and clapping. Best part is that each sound was unique, they are able to create their own style but keep it interesting with different beats and moods. The band just seemed to be having a blast on stage and really got the (somewhat tired and pissed off) crowd in good spirits! Definitely buying their album! Thanks for the tip!
MicrochipJoel MicrochipJoel 8 years
Wow, what a fun little diddy. Do you think they'd let me join their band if I brought in... wait for it.... the Jug! Just get an earful of this, "boo bap boo bap, do dee do dee do, boo bap boo bap..." Thanks Sugar for yet another refreshing taste of good ear candy. J
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