[Editor's Note: Over the next couple of weeks, I'll be presenting my
favorite local songs of the year, counting down from No. 25 to No. 1,
one track a day. Right now, we take an in-depth look at song No. 11 on the
list--feel free to click after the jump for a free download of the track.
Lastly, keep checking back to see how the list pans out, and, also
after the jump, check out songs No. 40-26 in the Top 40 list that will
update as it grows...]
No. 11: Fergus & Geronimo -- "Tell It In My Ear"
Fern-us & Geronimo. Get it?
It's not like they needed to do this. Not at all: Fergus & Geronimo's founding members, Andrew Savage and Jason Kelly, already stay plenty busy with each of their Denton-based punk outfits (Teenage Cool Kids and The Wax Museums, respectively). And both acts have songs that have or soon will appears on this list.
So, really, why start another band? What's the point?
Well, mostly, it seems, because they came up with an idea for another aesthetic worth looking into, worth trying out, worth writing around.
And, just like that, Savage and Kelly established themselves as the progenitors of lo-fi Motown punk.
Fergus & Geronimo -- ""Tell It In My Ear"
The Top 40 Local Songs of 2009 (Links to music videos and free
song downloads available where applicable; links to streams where
neither a download nor video exists.)