Recently I was contacted by Steve Moramarco about his band The Abe Lincoln Story, wondering if we would please do a piece about them – I took a listen to their tracks they had online for download, liked what I heard, bought their cd Dance Party via the iTunes Music Store, gave that a listen along with Dave, and here’s what we have to say: great! 😀 Steve mentioned that they were a kind of “swing / punk / soul” band, or as he also put it, “Cake meets Booker T”. I could definitely notice the Cake influence, but not so much the Booker T. sound. Dave, meanwhile, said that it sounded to him a bit like surf-rock (especially the song “Rock Paper Scissors”). The lyrics are off-the-wall enough to make me think of They Might Be Giants, but rather simple – instead of songs about American presidents, here you’ll find songs about playing rock / paper / scissors, or not needing a bag at the grocery store (I could totally see Mitch Hedberg inspiring lyrics like “you don’t need a bag for a bag!”, haha).
I also looked at some of the older material by his previous groups, like the music video for “Satan, Lend Me A Dollar” which got stuck in my head. A pity that this song wasn’t available on the site for download, though… 🙁 Anyway, check them out and see what you think – as for me, I think they’re fun!
“I Don’t Need A Bag!” [ site for The Abe Lincoln Story ]