Georgie James isn’t the name of a person. Well not a real one, anyway; Georgie James is the name ex-Q and Not U drummer John Davis, and new musical partner Laura Burhenn, gave the idealized, non-existent songwriter possessed of all the defining characteristics of their favorite artists (“The Kinks, Richard & Linda Thompson, The Jam, Simon & Garfunkel, and some Shake Some Action-era Flamin’ Groovies,” they say). After a few listens, though, it’s clear they forgot to name a pretty key and apparent ingredient in the Georgie concoction: the New Pornographers. John’s embraced his multi-instrumental abilities for Georgie James, and the far-flung folk/power-pop he and Laura concoct can be, at times, downright pornographic. Check the chugging Rhodes shuffle of “Cake Parade” for a start…

And for another look, have at “Need Your Needs”: one part New Porno, two parts new wave.

Alotta goodness rising from the ashes of D.C. dance-punk outfit Q and Not U; next to Georgie James, there’s Harris Klahr’s project President, with debut Take Music out 9/4 via Friends Records. Have a listen to Harris’s stuff at MySpace.

Back to Mr./Mrs. James: Although you can’t hear our fave “Long Week” at MySpace, there is one more (“More Lights) from the LP streaming there. Places is out 9/25 on Saddle Creek. They’re touring, too — check the dates after the j.



09/08 – Washington, D.C. @ 9:30 Club
09/13 – London, U.K. @ Barfly
09/14 – Birmingham, U.K. @ Sunflower Lounge
09/15 – Leeds, U.K. @ Royal Park Cellars
09/16 – Manchester, U.K. @ Night & Day
09/17 – Nottingham, U.K. @ Red Room
09/18 – Rotterdam, Netherlands @ Rotown
10/03 – Brooklyn, New York @ Europa
10/04 – Troy, New York @ Revolution Hall
10/05 – Montreal, Quebec (Pop Montreal)
10/06 – Ottawa, Ontario @ Barrymore
10/07 – Toronto, Ontario @ The Mod Club
10/08 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom
10/22 – Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506
10/23 – Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn
10/24 – Orlando, FL @ Taste
10/26 – Baton Rouge, LA @ Spanish Moon
10/27 – Austin, TX @ The Mohawk
10/29 – Phoenix, AZ @ Modified
10/30 – San Diego, CA @ The Casbah
10/31 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
11/01 – San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop
11/03 – Portland, OR @ Holocene
11/04 – Seattle, WA @ Crocodile Cafe
11/06 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
11/07 – Denver, CO @ Hi Dive
11/09 – Grinnell, IA @ Gardner Lounge/Mail Hall
11/10 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
11/11 – Chicago, IL @ Schubas Tavern
11/16 – Washington, D.C. @ Black Cat

Comments (5)
  1. Ben  |   Posted on Aug 21st, 2007 0

    Jesus, “Need Your Needs” is fantastic. There’s at least 3 different huge hooks in there before you even GET to the chorus.

  2. jerk  |   Posted on Aug 21st, 2007 0

    Porgy Lames, more like it. John Davis eats too much.

  3. Hooray…a friend of mine worked on that record and I want it to be a huge success. Plus, those songs rule.

  4. Joe  |   Posted on Aug 22nd, 2007 0

    It’s a great record. Solid from top to bottom. And chock full o’ juicy hooks.

  5. joonah  |   Posted on Aug 22nd, 2007 0

    holy crap! i didn’t think that “Need Your Needs” could get any better, but this is definitely 100 steps up from the EP version! i can’t wait for the album!

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