Back in December, I mentioned Odessa Records—the new label from The Kinsgbury Manx member and former Touch & Go/Merge employee Paul Finn—and its exciting roster of three bands as one of the Triangle's best musical prospects for the '09.
Turns out, that was totally true, too: The new records from Americans in France, Impossible Arms and The Kingsbury Manx represent as strong an introductory triptych as I could imagine for a verdant label. The Manx record arrives April 21, followed by the Arms and Americans on May 12. But you'll likely be able to pick up copies of all three at Odessa's first showcase, set for Thursday, April 9, at 9:30 p.m. at Cat's Cradle. The free show doesn't include Spider Bags, the destructo-country band with a single due on Odessa this summer. Take the jump for free mp3s from the first three Odessa acts, including "Crest," an exclusive tune from The Kingsbury Manx.
Exclusive to Scan, y'all, OMG: The Kingsbury Manx's "Crest."
Americans in France's "Nose Job."
Impossible Arms' "Big Plans."