If you’re reading this web site and grew up somewhere far away from a big city, you probably will immediately relate with Lucas Carpenter‘s title track from his new EP “Art Kids From The Country.” Mixing witty, tongue in cheek rhymes about trying to fit in as a creative type/music lover in a small town, he weaves a hilarious tale of playing in Elks Lodges, hanging in coffee shops, and trying to take ‘edgy’ photographs that just descend into bland porn.
Carpenter hails from Williamsport, PA. As a songwriter he mixes up his sound with loops, beatboxes, and as he describes “a little bit of everything else.”
A little poppy, a little fun and plenty witty, Carpenter’s sound is refreshing in a market seemingly permeated with soulless, uninspired lyrics. You have to appreciate anybody who manages to mix good upbeat tracks with well thought out words. So for that, Lucas Carpenter is this week’s Hidden Talent.
Aug 14 – Rockwood Music Hall / New York City
Aug 15 – Milkboy Coffee / Ardmore, Pa.
Aug 20 – Coffee & Tea Room / Williamsport, Pa.
Aug 21 – Crazy Donkey – Unsigned Band Festival hosted by ANDREW W.K. / Farmingdale, NY
Aug 24 – All Asia Cafe / Cambridge, Ma.
Lucas Carpenter : myspace
Photo: Christina Holmes