Monday, September 08, 2008

Mayfly Week: The Mayflies USA

Walking in a Straight Line by Chapel Hill, North Carolina group, The Mayflies USA.

(There is no Mayflies UK, that's just a joke) are one of the more pop-oriented bands to emerge from the buzzing, trendy Chapel Hill, North Carolina scene in the 1990s. After a debut EP in 1997, they released their first full-length in early 1999, which was produced by North Carolina alt-pop legend Chris Stamey. That's a logical connection, since Stamey and the Mayflies USA share a love of British pop, power pop in the Big Star mold, and the kind of jangly alternative pop-rock that the South has been known for since, well, Chris Stamey and the dB's.

Excellent fishing tunes by local boys no less....

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