In the busy but lonely suburban town of Centreville, Virginia things always seem dark and dreary. But in the hearts of a few young men the desire to create something amazing came forth. Out of the void emerged Ugly Thrash Demon. UTD is, Chris, Philip, Jed, Alec, Elbert, Ryan, Dan, Daniel, Andy, and many guest players.
A young band following in the footsteps of some of their favorites they combine sounds similar to that of Belle and Sebastian with slight undertones of Arcade Fire. Sweeping accordion lines mixed with gentle string parts, with a smooth voice that is relaxing yet can still be emotionally strong. In Wrapped in Sunshine, track 5 the lyrics stand out here the most, "Two spinning hands, they never clasp together, or clap to congratulate, you can never shake them, and they will never fight you, but you'll probably try to fight them"
In Cat and Mouse the trumpet starts the song off with a slow melody, but by the end the song is pumping with bass and a mighty catchy guitar lick. The other songs are just as strong. This band has a sound similar but new at the same time, melodic trumpets, catchy but well written lyrics, strong bass lines, strings, guitars, accordion, mandolin! What more could we ask for?
With influences such as Belle and Sebastian, Voxtrot, I’m From Barcelona, Arcade Fire and many, many others.