I first came across The Powder Kegs over at Knox Road and I’m quite taken by ‘La Mariposa’, off their Empty Side EP, released back in January this year. I love the mix of Spanish and English in the lyrics and the falsetto voice that creeps in during the chorus. The tempo changes are fantastic too, the occasional electric guitar flourishes are well placed and the horns and chimes at the end are a wonderful way to cap off this beautifully layered pop song. Love the little chuckle at the end as well!
The Powder Kegs have a couple of dates scheduled in their home town of Philadelphia, as well as some other shows planned further afield in the States. Their Empty Side EP is also available in one of those pay-what-you-like scenarios over at their bandcamp page.
(Image via bandcamp)