Tin Tin Can, a young band out of Chicago makes songs that are dark and haunted, yet beautiful. The lead singer’s voice reminds me a bit of Pall Jenkins of the Black Heart Procession. Some of their songs remind me a bit of BHP and Jenkins’ other band Three Mile Pilot. Others have just enough of a twang that they remind me of country-folk-rock band Deer Tick. I wasn’t able to find out from their bio and I haven’t asked (yet), but they have to have some connection to the south. They’ve captured that Southern Gothic spirit so well, they must know what they’re talking about. Their song titles kind of give you an idea of what I’m talking about: “The Devil and the Mockingbird,” “Arkansas,” “Celebration of the Damned,” “Dead Uncle Jones”…
The band is busy recording a new album and is giving away two EPs via download (with a way to donate if you would like to support them). I’ve downloaded them both and there’s not a bad song on them.
Here’s one of my favorites:
And another one, set to clips from a documentary about Pentecostal churches:
If you like what you hear and I don’t see how you couldn’t, download the EPs here: http://tintincan.com/Tin_Tin_Can/Free_Eps.html and show them a little PayPal love if you can.
You can also visit their MySpace page and check out their blog: http://www.tintincan.com/Tin_Tin_Can/Blog/Blog.html