Daily Download: "Episodes (Diphenhydramine)," Pela

Majestic rock with stealth hooks from a young Brooklyn band.

Published May 20, 2005 7:01AM (EDT)

The latest from the consistently excellent Brassland label is "All in Time," the debut EP by Brooklyn, N.Y., band Pela. I get a really good feeling about this band -- long on skills and passion, short on posturing, and with songs full of stealth hooks, which may seem a little plain the first time you hear them, but reveal their majesty on repeated listens. On this song, they turn the word "diphenhydramine" (which Google tells me is an antihistamine, and the active ingredient in Benadryl Allergy) into a chorus hook, which is pretty badass. (Thanks to Better Propaganda for hosting the download.)

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