I picked Ume for a few reasons. First, I'm finally going to see them live. It's long overdue. Tomorrow they're headlining the Prints for Non-Profit show at Tripp Custom T-Shirts here in Austin. Second, I wanted to disprove Jimbromski's theory that bands with heavy, bearded dudes and a hot woman are bound to fail. Okay, maybe it's not so much a theory as it was his prediction for Georgie James (a correct prediction I might add).
Of course, the real reason I chose Ume as My Favorite Band (this week) is the music. Last year I bought their Sunshower EP and I've been on the bandwagon ever since. The songs range from subtle and melodic to full on sonic assaults. What I like best is that it's straight rock with lots of heavy, thunderous guitar. See for yourself: