THE KEEPSIES are a trio out of Brooklyn that can be considered somewhat of a supergroup. The band claims close ties to both FERGUS & GERONIMO and PARQUET COURTS, and channel that same kind of out of this world energy in their debut three song EP. Band members include JASON KELLY, AUSTIN BROWN and VINCE MCCLELLAND. Kelly was in the great psychedelic outfit Wax Museums and is responsible for making up one half of the super creative outfit Fergus & Geronimo, and Austin Brown records and tours with Fergus & Geronimo while also sharing the writing and vocal responsibilities with Andrew Savage (the other half of Fergus & Geronimo) for the insanely fun punk project Parquet Courts that is currently lighting up the internet and the stages with the release of their debut LP, Light Up Gold from Dull Tools. Yes, the whole scenario is slightly incestuous and moderately confusing, but the results are an abundance of fun, uplifting, retro style pop in its purest form. The three songs in the EP were recorded over a few days in the fall of 2011 on an eight track tape machine. The songs are ultimately seeing the light of day in vinyl form thanks to CWR Records and in anticipation for a busy 2013 that will see the release of new songs and a bounty of tour dates including SXSW.
Klark Kent (Stewart Copeland band) songs were mostly geeky and spastic, but always loads of fun. The Keepsies who hail from Brooklyn and are close relations to both Fergus and Geronimo and Parquet Courts, channel that same kind of energy in their three song EP. “I just wanna be dumb and have some fun.” Indeed!
-Left of the Finest Kiss
It’s some of the best straight-up pop/rock I’ve heard in a loooong time, inspired by classic 60′s and 70′s sounds and nailing it wholeheartedly. The title track will totally get you going, and you’ll swoon by the end of the closer “Saturday”.
-Jonathan Schenke (Sound Engineer)
The Keepsies are a trio from Brooklyn, NY. Combining elements of 60’s surf-rock, 50’s doo wop, and the best qualities of the more modern catchy and upbeat indie-pop. However, The Keepsies are not just a band stuck in the past. They definitely prove themselves to be a band capable of capturing your heart with “Get Back” ‘s short, but memorable appeal. The thing I love about The Keepsies, and their debut EP, is that they manage to stray from cliche’s, while still keeping it simple.