Boston rockers The Organ Beats are full of contradictions. Vocalist/guitarist Noelle Leblanc’s petit frame hides booming vocals that demand her audience’s full attention, and the band’s layered sound and energetic aura would suggest they are more than a trio. Fiery both live and on record, the band is youthful yet experienced, playful yet intensely focused.
The “experienced” part of the equation might have something to do with the fact that siblings Noelle and drummer Danny have been playing together since youth, and fronted and managed international pop-rock sensation Damone as teenagers. The Organ Beats’ music, however, stems from an artistic awakening that Noelle experienced while living tucked away in the woods of Vermont. Add to the mix Mikey’s gritty rhythms on bass, and you get a catchy power-pop sound influenced by rock greats Foo Fighters and Guns N’ Roses, but with throaty, tenacious female vocals.
With the recent release of a 9-track album, Sleep When We Are Dead, and a string of performances in the upcoming weeks, The Organ Beats are proving themselves as a band to watch closely in 2010. When it comes to playing live, being tour veterans has definitely not left the band members jaded – they have already played several high-energy Boston shows this year, complete with wild hair, witty jokes, and an engaging stage presence regardless of the size of the crowd.
Below is a live studio shoot that the band recently did with Extraneous Noise Music in Somerville, MA. Let it serve as a preview of what you will be seeing a lot more of in the near future: