Secret Cities/Hospital Ships
There's a lot of buzz around Lawrence's Hospital Ships. The group's new album "Lonely Twin" has received national notice from the likes of Stereogum.com and NPR Music's Song of The Day. The group, which features a rotating cast of players is the brainchild of Jordan Geiger, a former member of Minus Story, Shearwater and The Appleseed Cast. They will open for Secret Cities, a Fargo outfit on the Western Vinyl label. The trio has been making the rounds lately, including playing the Record Bar with the reunited Golden Republic. Their music is infectiously poppy with some noticeable noise rock influences and big, big drums to help drive their dynamic, upbeat songs forward. Their best songs manage to go three or four different places in a four-minute window. No easy feat.