When I think of the name Harriet, I really only think about the nineties kids book and movie, Harriet The Spy, which somehow seemed to inspire my younger self to keep exploring and to do weird, creative things. I don’t know what it is about that somewhat silly movie, but it definitely is the only Harriet I can think of…until recently, when we discovered Los Angeles rock outfit Harriet. The foursome is led by Alex Casnoff, formerly of Dawes and Papa, and they’ve been creating some pretty sweet music.
In anticipation of the band’s newest EP release, they’ve released a single: “I Slept With All Your Mothers.” The song is a piano driven raw rock song, with definite folk and country influences. Casnoff’s raspy (Dare I say sexy?) voice drives the song on, which plays like a nice walk with someone you are impressing quite easily. The tune is very quick and, for whatever reason, reminded me of a lighter, friendlier, and less crazy Kings of Leon. The song is definitely a nice first effort and a little Americana rock that everyone can enjoy.
The group’s debut EP Tell The Right Story comes out next Tuesday (1.31) and is inspired by storytellers and filmmakers, which is entirely too appropriate that they come from LA. To promote the release of the EP, they’ll be having a release show at Harvard and Stone on February 2 along with a show at Bootleg on the 5th and 20th.