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by The Proles

Smart, angular, indie rock with harmonies galore.
Genre: Rock: Modern Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Queen
3:50 $0.99
2. I Get By
4:24 $0.99
3. Man In the Middle
2:44 $0.99
4. Little Wall of Warhol
3:45 $0.99
5. Video School
3:35 $0.99
6. The Turnaround
2:57 $0.99
7. June Lady
6:22 $0.99
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Album Notes
proles n. A proletarian. “If there is hope... it lies in the proles” (George Orwell).

The Proles are:

Justyn Bartels (guitar and vocals), Dan Taylor (drums and vocals), and Jeff Fisher (bass).

To fill in the blanks, if you were looking for the next band to take the world by storm, look no further than Sacramento-based band, The Proles. With their brand new line-up, featuring a dual-vocal assault and infectious harmonies, this band hopes to re-invent themselves and start a scene unto themselves.

The Proles are a Sacramento-based trio that have been causing quite a stir in the Sacramento Valley and Bay Area since their inception in 2000. After releasing their debut CD, 'Index,' the band received rave reviews from across the United States for their angular pop and songwriting sensibilities.

The Proles have opened for numerous national acts including The French Kicks, The Killers, Grandaddy, John Doe, Quasi, The Brian Jonestown Massacre, The Datsuns, Pleasure Forever, Mike Watt, The Mother Hips, Elefant, The Raveonettes, and countless others.

Their debut on The Americans Are Coming Recordings was serviced to CMJ's Top 300 stations and received considerable airplay (even charting on KEXP's coveted Top 60 list!).

"Index" is available exclusively at CD BABY.



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I just stumbled across the Proles poking around CDbaby and would never have heard of them otherwise. "Queen", "I Get By", "Little Wall of Warhol", and "The Turnaround" are all songs that under appropriate circumstances could've ended up topping charts left and right. The others are good too; only "June Lady" fails to excite me.

The lyrics, as far as I can make them out, are uninventive, and the lead singer is just another mumbling growler, but the catchiness factor is high. The guitar v. electric piano sound on many of the songs is also neat.

Notice that in terms of the length it's really an E-EP instead of an LP, but the amount of good stuff is still greater than on many a 14 song album.