The Urns - Touchdown

Warm, fuzzy bass tones; steady but laid back drums balancing the guitars; and Chayse and Keith’s vocals blending together in a way that could be compared to the male harmonies of early Weezer. And to top it all off: There are not one, but two songs that reference skits by the Canadian comedy troupe Kids in the Hall. I think I’m in love with this band.

— Britty Reese (Kaleidoscope)

The Urns demos started floating around Birmingham well before they had even played their first show last year. Recorded in a dingy Southside basement, the tracks that eventually became their debut “We’re Just Trying to Live” are raw pop goodness with a thick layer of distortion. Drawing on a pedigree of current and ex-members of Birmingham’s best pop bands including P.S. Eliot, Spells, and Younger Siblings, The Urns have quickly become a local favorite. Their big, fuzzed-out sound translates well for a rockin live show, but there is a casualness about them. They carry themselves as if to say ‘this could have been the prettiest pop song if I had wanted it to be.’ They care just enough to make one of the more compelling local debuts in recent memory.

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