Last fall, we awarded the Best CMJ Foot-Soldiering PR Hustle of 2008 to the Hermit Thrushes, five Philly psych-folkers whose shaggy-haired drummer approached this here SOTC correspondent at the Fader Fort, passed along his band’s press kit in the hopes for some spilled ink, and then proceeded to drop his pants by the door. I happily posted about such antics on the Internet–pantless people make for solid blog entries, you may’ve noticed–and now feel compelled to share this from the inbox (via Impose), in a press release regarding Hermit Thrushes’ upcoming Slight Fountain, due out on Joyful Noise Recordings this June 23, from the band’s official bio:
The band released their debut, Benaki on Single Girl Married Girl in June of 2008, followed by a 7″ record, a cassette tape, four national tours, and a notorious CMJ Marathon appearance involving a pants-less drummer and a Village Voice reporter.
And once again, for that and that alone, we give you Hermit Thrushes new song, which, once again, is surprisingly good.
In semi-related news, Nick Thorton from Islands is missing his pants.