Tag: indie rock
Vocalist Ezra Koenig explained the influence of Bruce Springsteen on this song to the NME February 16, 2010. He said: “If you can hear some Springsteen on this song, that’s because I’m a huge Springsteen fan. My dad has all his records and also, growing up in New Jersey, you had to be aware of him. He’s the master of writing songs about running away.”
“One of the strange things about human desire is that we often don’t know what we want until we find it (or it’s given to us). That was the feeling I had when first listening to the album Hunger and Thirst, the second album by Portland, Oregon’s best kept secret, Typhoon. I was left wondering, “Where has this album been all my life?” It’s exactly what I’ve been looking for, and I don’t think I’m the only one.
Typhoon has been making music together in the Portland house party scene for years, honing their massively epic sound in front of small crowds of intimate friends. This sense of familial, almost religious, intimacy pervades Hunger and Thirst. One wonders what will happen, both to the band and to the listeners, if Typhoon ever receives the broader exposure and following their music deserves.”