While looking through the shelves of new music at KZSC, a new release by ‘The Buttercream Gang‘ instantly caught my eye. Personally, I am rather fond of buttercream, and I figured that any band that shares my love for frosting that is essentially no more than butter and sugar would be worth a listen. The sophomore release from The Buttercream Gang, “Polite Men,” is a collection of 12 sugary indie pop songs, with a heavy dose of afro-beat mixed in. You can check out a sample of their songs on their myspace- I highly suggest starting off with “Walk By.”
Upon further research, I found that the more likely source for the unique band name is probably this gem, a direct-to-vhs tale about a gang of do-gooders, The ButterCream Gang. Regardless of where the name comes from, The Buttercream Gang are sure to please with their infectious brand of indie-pop.