Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Band names, pt. II

So, the point of yesterdays post was to lead up to this: I have a new band and I need a new band name. And, as I proved yesterday, band names are hard. Or, at least I proved I'm bad at coming up with them.

My new band is me on guitar & singing, Brian Jordan on lead guitar/pedal steel, Chris Troutman on bass, Jerry Bodrie on drums, and Michael Anderson on keyboards.

Currently we're planning on using the name:

The Sheeps

I like the way it's plural, but wrong at being plural. Plus sheep are nice. The new band is going to have a nice sound, kind of laid back with some distorted bass, warm reverby keyboard, nice twangy guitar and some pleasant harmonies. I wanted the name to kind of have a pastoral feel about it, but I'm not 100% sold on it yet.

What do you guys think of the name? I'd be interested to know. Here are some alternates that have been considered to various degrees:

Wes Whitener & The Library of Congress
Library Card
The Library
Apple Tree
Rock & Roll Confidant
The pigeons and birds
Mono Lake
the new fiction
The Barn Owls
birds illustrated
the little sunsets
farmers of georgia
the letter writers
the famous characters
the plums
the nonfiction section

Again, band names are hard.

I'm also playing bass in my friend Mitch's band, and that band doesn't have a name yet either. We've got a huge list, though, and we're trying. My favorite two for that band are:

Tested by Tigers
Because I'm the King



holly said...

the sheeps took me a minute, but now i'm sold.
i like tested by tigers!

Pat and Tonya said...

dude, wes whitener & the library of congress (WW&TLoC) RULES....i vote for that one.

Erin said...

I also Love Wes Whitener and the Library of Congress.
Sheeps, I like. I will put it in 2nd place.

Angela said...

I love The Sheeps!!! I also love WW&TLoC. They're both great. Tough call. I guess The Sheeps would be a whole heck of a lot easier to say on the radio.

holly said...

thought of a name for the barn owls first album:


That girl from Shallotte said...

I never got "Donna the Buffalo" as a band name, but when I saw them on the Lincoln Theater marquee this morning, I totally thought of you. A quick Google search found your blog, which I spent the afternoon reading at work.

Anyhoo, Hey, Wes! Looks like life in Austin suits you just fine. Your family is beautiful! Please give Erin my very, very best. Take care.