Live Video: BOAT

photo by Christopher Nelson

photo by Christopher Nelson (more here)

It’s hard to think of a Northwest band that does smart, quirky and ultimately dancy indie pop better than Seattle’s BOAT. Although lead songwriter, singer and guitarist D. Crane often claims to be just barely above the functioning level of the sixth-graders he teaches, BOAT’s lyrics are clever enough to be favorably compared to Pavement and They Might Be Giants. Their true gift, though, resides in the peppy “post-twee” guitar rock song structures that are so catchy they make the lyrics almost incidental.

Recently, the band performed five hook-laden songs from their latest effort, 2009′s Setting the Paces (Magic Marker), live in the KEXP studio. Check ‘em out here:

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