Ah! Something different emerges! There’s a band in Memphis simply called Bean whose Bandcamp tags include “happy”, “hot dog”, and “sandwiches”. Boy, do I love sandwiches. Their picture is a bean with sunglasses and a gun. Their album title is Bean. This is simplicity I can get behind.
These vocals seem too good, but I like the arrangements and it’s working for them. They say this is a band that got started from an impromptu roof jam, so that seems to make sense. I can imagine conversations like this:
“Oh, you can sing? Go for it then!”
“Sweet man. Oh hey, I can also do sick guitar solos. Let’s go for it!”
“Alright, but what in the world should we call ourselves?”
“Check out this picture of a bean with a gun!!!”
Forgive me if that was one hundred percent inaccurate. That’s just where my brain meanders to as I listen to the music of Bean. That guitar solo in “Get That Close” is indeed pretty sick. “If Only For A Little While” is probably my favorite on the album. It’s sort of similar to a band I love called Murder By Death. Excellent work, Bean. Keep it going strong without those Memphis blues.