Some how it became music day on Itinerate, must be a Thursday. In that vein I bring you 3Hive, which judging by its Del.icio.us ranking some of you might already know about. Well tough shit, new to me so up it goes. In particular I really dig the two tracks they have by Hotel Lights. Blurb from 3Hive about the band, which features an ex member of Ben Folds Five.
“Darren Jesse, ex-Ben Folds Five drummer, is the brainchild behind Hotel Lights. This is no solo project however. I imagine after being one of the nameless two-thirds in Ben Folds Five Jessee soured on the solo-type thing. That’s pure speculation on my part. He’s put together an impressive band featuring Mark Price (Archers of Loaf drummer) and Alan Weatherhead (a once-member of Sparklehorse) as producer and guitarist. Adam Schlesinger from Fountains of Wayne had his hand in a few tracks as well. The pedigree should get your attention, but the product will hold it. This is the kind of music I’ll never burn out on: richly-textured, finely-crafted pop songs that play effortlessly and smooth.”