Formed in the fall of 1998, The Maccabees were comprised of ¾ of long-defunct Pohgoh.
Originally commissioned as an acoustic-oriented solo project for songwriter/singer Susie Richardson, things fell into place during the recording of “Songs” to warrant the birth of the Maccabees. Classy would be an understatement.
This EP displays a move in a slightly different direction for Susie and company. The songs are delicate in structure and sound, decidedly different from the “emo-indie rock” of the proceeding Pohgoh.
Those familiar with the former, may find some similarities with The Maccabees; those who aren’t are still susceptible to enjoying the quiet, refined simplicity of this gem of an EP.
Note to The Maccabees from the UK, we were here first.
The Maccabees (1998-2001) were:
Susie Richardson – vocals, guitar
Matt Slate – guitar, vocals
Chris Deininger – bass
Keith Ulrey – drums
released October 1, 1998