[Over the next few weeks, we'll be
favorite local songs of the year, counting down from No. 25 to No. 1,
one track a day. Today, we take an in-depth look at song No. 14 on the
list -- and, please, feel free to click after the jump to grab a free download of the track. Also
after the jump, check out songs No. 50-15 in the Top 50 list that will
update as it grows...]
The band, perhaps in a nod to The Karate Kid and perhaps not, was called Leg Sweeper. And, like other duos before them, this garage-heavy punk duo boasted a simple set-up -- just a guitar and drums. But whereas other duos seem to constantly garner props for sounding like an outfit boasting far more than just two members, this one was different. It didn't sound especially large or loud. And its songwriting wasn't especially complicated either.
And, really, Leg Sweeper, at its core, is a pretty simple concept -- just guitarist Justin Gomez and drummer Tayor Stolly playing their instruments at an above-adequate level, and not trying to wow anyone.