I’m kind of of the opinion that “Central Park” is one of the best indie-pop songs released in 2010. Gamble House was a lucky find, I happened to open an e-mail from a digital marketing publicist who was sharing some MP3s, links, and tour dates and when I noticed these guys were coming through Columbus with Rogue Wave, I figured I’d give them a quick listen. Glad I did as this seems to be the kind of band that I’ll proudly boast about “discovering early” before the rest of the world caught on.
The Grizzly Bear comparisons are fair and even the guys in the band will admit that they are fans, but the level of musicianship in Gamble House rivals that of any band currently charting on the CMJ 200.
At the time of this posting, Gamble House was still an unsigned band but I can’t imagine that’ll be the case much longer. Enjoy the songs they performed at Electraplay and grab a copy of their self-titled release if you dig what you hear.
“I Came Home”