New Music : Lima Research Society
Even though I get out see well over 200 bands in a year somehow Lima Research Society still managed to skirt under my radar the past couple years that they’ve been out and playing around The Philadelphia/New Jersey/Northeastern US area. And, had they not recently sent me a copy of their excellent debut full length album Don’t Give Up Don’t Get Down they might sadly still be there. Their addictive sound is a potpourri of influences from soft folk, to prog rock musical acrobatics, to trippy psychedelica, to new wave dance and all points in between. Often drawing comparisons to bands like Flaming Lips, they may be in the same genre, but are decidedly tracking their own original path.
In a very cool and artistic move, the first 100 copies of Don’t Give Up Don’t Get Down were released as 2 separate 50-piece hand-painted murals, pictured here. Get a copy while you can.
Lima Research Society:
Head Researcher Lima – main vocals, guitar, drums, programming
Researcher Ellen – bass, keyboards, vocals
Researcher Michael – guitar, keyboards, programming, vocals
Apr 17 2009 Trinity College w/ Math!! Hartford, CT
May 23 2009 Greenwoodstock 2009 w/ Math! Greenwood, DE
May 26 2009 AS220 w/ Math! Providence, RI
May 27 2009 The Lilypad w/ Math! Cambridge, MA
May 28 2009 Danger Danger Gallery w/ Math! Philadelphia, PA
May 29 2009 The Hexagon w/ Math! Baltimore, MD