Best Breakout Band
July 28th, 2011
“Seen Most Thieves?” is a common query in local-music chats, for good reason. This indie-rock quintet hits like a cross between Arcade Fire and U2 and knows its way around an anthemic pop tune. Sure, the Thieves essentially comprise the Killers’ road crew (Rob Whited is Ronnie Vannucci’s drum tech; Bobby Lee Parker is Dave Keuning’s guitar man). But they don’t steal from employers. Check out the rich guitar textures and singer Eric Koch’s heartfelt vocals on “Muscle Memory.” The Killers should be working for these guys!