Page France

5 Jun

There are so many ways to go with this post… Let’s list them:
1. The original post ran on the weekend of our friend Serge’s wedding in NYC, and it was awesome. Old friends from all over came in (I hadn’t seen Pei or Kent in years!), and the DJ-fest at the reception was a blast. We also had our first 3hive get-together (minus Jon, which was a bummer). It was so good to see Sean and Clay again, and to meet Shan.

2. I remember writing this post late, late, late at night in the hotel room Sam and I were sharing. Sean and Pei had just left, and the room was pretty dark, and I had trouble seeing the keys on Sam’s computer. Good times.

And 3. Page France is one of the best bands I’ve posted here, probably in my personal top five, and “Chariot,” (now with a dead link) is one of my favorite songs, period. Enjoy the others, everybody, as they may have short lifespans. I especially like “Hat and Rabbit,” off the band’s latest release …and the Family Telephone.

Hat and Rabbit [MP3, 3.5MB, 160kbps]

Original post: 02/24/06
Seeing as I’m probably the least religious of the 3hive crew — I’m not Mormon, I never served on a mission, I never lived in Utah (that covers everyone else) — it feels a little out of character to post a Christian band. Then again, I loved U2 when I was in high school, and if Bono wasn’t a soldier for the Lord back in the day then I wasn’t a pudgy, insecure teenager. Ah, whatever. Anyway, the term soldier fits nicely with the steady march-beat drumming of “Chariot” by Baltimore’s Page France, and, if the end of their war is the ascencion of a happy ending, their victory certainly seems to be won.


www.suicidesqueeze.net
www.fallrecords.com
www.pagefrance.net

Junkyard [MP3, 3.8MB, 192kbps]
Bush [MP3, 3.8MB, 192kbps]
Chariot [MP3, 3.3MB, 128kbps] ED NOTE: This link is dead. Sorry

  • http://www.myspace.com/calliewashere callie

    i’ve been listening to them for a while now, & they’re amazing. honestly, when i bought “hello dear wind” i didn’t realize they were christian after just hearing one song. but, then again, who cares. they’re great.

  • emily

    yummy. thank you joe.

  • Brian J.

    Hey, good stuff. And they have two albums available on emusic. Gonna go check out more . . . .

  • travis

    is the rest of the 3Hive crew really mormon?

  • katherine elizabeth

    i love this. i played it walking down the sidewalk walking to the train on one of these goregous sunny days IL's been getting lately.

  • http://www.3hive.com sean

    Ever since Napoleon Dynamite it’s cool, right?

  • dave

    That’s cool if they really are mormon. You don’t find all that many of us who have good taste in music. Mozeltov.

  • Jordan

    Rad-tastic if I must say so myself.

  • http://www.gregorynemec.com hector

    You can still get Chariot for free.
    http://www.daytrotter.com/download/311/id=115

  • amanda

    I have loved this band since the last time you posted about them. I bought their newest CD, and I can assure you all it’s worth the money.