Local Discovery: Uzi & Ari

Uzi and Ari, a pretty awesome group who named themselves after Ben Stiller’s children in the film The Royal Tennenbaums, have been putting out albums and playing shows in both the U.S. and Europe since at least 2003. The band is signed in Europe to Own Records which has U.S. distribution via Secretly Canadian and even has distribution in Japan via Friend of Mine Records. However, for many, (Salt Lake City-ers included) this will be a first introduction.

For fans of: Thom Yorke, The Postal Service
      Uzi & Ari - Patron Saints

Uzi & Ari – Missoula

Discovery: Illuminations – See-Saw

Life is what you miss while making plans…

My favorite song from these Brooklyn-ites‘ debut album, See-Saw, is called Laundry List and it really rocks. Lyrics aren’t something typically important to me in rock, I’m more interested in the sound and melody but goddamn if these guys don’t write some great lyrics and powerful music to back them.

Falling somewhere between Clap Your Hands Say Yeah and Neil Young (wide gap, I know) this band has some real potential. Not to mention nobody has really latched onto them yet so call them your own while you still can!

      Illuminations - Laundry List

      Illuminations - No Hello

Learn more and purchase the album from the bands label, All Hands Electric.