Friday, Feb. 17, 2006
t's been 10 years since the brothers Phillips - Brandon, Zach and Adam - started a ska band and called it The Gadjits. A few albums later, the group reinvented itself as a sweaty American rock-and-soul revival show and inked a major-label deal that should have made them stars. A change in RCA label ownership, however, quickly squashed that dream.
Reformed two years ago as Architects, the fiery four-piece recently unveiled their second full-length record "Revenge." Recorded in quick-and-dirty Motown fashion, the 13-song scorcher is proof that these guys still deserve bigger stages. Lead singer and guitarist Brandon Phillips stopped by our podcast studio to preview the new album and perform some voluntary verbal self-flagellation.