The Posies, “So Caroline”
WMSE interview with Ken Stringfellow and Jon Auer [The Posies]
The Lilies, “Pry”
In regards to The Posies’ mostly-tagged as ‘power-pop’ creations, guitarist/vocalist Ken Stringfellow has retorted with this more fitting musical description: “modern, brainy, melodic, literate etc. indie rock“. We hear you, Ken. For years, we’ve been enjoying the sweet and ‘brainy’ pop that Seattle’s antithesis to grunge has been conjuring up since the 90’s.
Penning hits like “Dream All Day”, surviving a breakup and forging a new reunion, The Posies have just released their seventh studio album, Blood Candy, one of the band’s few albums to be written before hitting the recording studio (in Spain, of all places). Tonight, the band visits Milwaukee, making a stop at the Farwell Avenue  Exclusive Company for a 6:30 p.m. in-store performance and later, this evening at Turner Hall Ballroom to play an all-ages show side-by-side with pop veteran, Brendan Benson along with the excellent Aqueduct. 8 p.m. Listen to a song [“So Caroline”] from the new album, above and check out an interview Melissa [Wednesdays, 12:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.] did with Ken Stringfellow and Jon Auer of The Posies this past week, to boot.
And be sure to save room for more musical ‘flowers’ with some of the local variety, as The Lilies present a new album with a show at Club Garibaldi’s (2501 S. Superior) tonight at 9 p.m. Hear a track from their latest, Can I Play a Role, above.