Welcome to another edition of Track Marks, in which your Idolators perform an autopsy on the latest band burning up the MP3-blogger charts.
Artist: Buildings Breeding
Hometown: Davis, California
Album: Buildings Breeding, out Tuesday
First blog mention: An April 2006 post on C and C Blog Factory that was the result of a MySpace friend request.
The Build-Up: There wasn’t much of one, save another MySpace-occasioned post on Music Ramen earlier this month.
The Dam-Break: In the last week, Cable and Tweed, Hellthy Music, and Hot Stof were among the blogs whose posts helped land Buildings Breeding in the elbo.ws top 10; fellow Californian INDIEBLOGHEAVEN was so excited about the Davis residents, he went into a Golden State frenzy.
Odds of Backlash: 9-1. Who can hate on a band that started out as a phony MySpace act, then eventually turned into the real thing?
Are They Worthy?: If you like the sleepy melodies, whispery vocals and shimmering guitars of mid-’90s indiepop, then yes. (Expect them to release an EP on Slumberland Records any day now.)
Buildings Breeding – Polish Barely Holds [MP3, link expired]
Buildings Breeding – Stars Are Smitten [MP3, link expired]
Buildings Breeding [MySpace]