Baby Gecko are from Flagstaff Arizona, a few of the running scenes from the movie Forrest Gump were filmed there which i guess means its looks something like THIS, but on the whole this is pretty much irrelevant. The band formed in 2005 and were pretty short lived from what i can tell, they went on a tour in summer of 2006 and released a spilt 7" with Soft Shoulder who are also pretty awesome, but after that pretty much nothing . More recently the newly sub pop signed and totally awesome male bonding covered their song Dino, which single handedly restored most of my faith in this world, i mean c'mon its not everyday one of your favourite bands covers one of your favourite bands, right?
Also check out their blog if you get the chance, a pretty candid account of a new band going through the motions of being a erm, new band.
Male Bonding - Dino (Baby Gecko Cover)
Baby Gecko - Paint the Streets
Manchester 3 Piece whose debut single 'Bowie Knives' came out a little while ago on Sex Is Disgusting Records which you can buy by heading over to their myspace http://www.myspace.com/sexisdisgustingrecords (while you're there i recommend picking up the human hair 7" but i guess thats another post for another time, right?)
Back to Mazes, they've got the whole fuzzy lo-fi vibe going on, which is bound to happen when you record on a Tascam 4-Track and them mix them through a television but they also write proper jams. The kind of tunes that can soundtrack your summer and the kind of band that get you really excited and do kind of lame shit like text all your friends the address to their myspace just to wait for their replies telling you how awesome they are.
Live they're one of those bands were even if its your first time seeing them the songs are so catchy that you end up doing that thing where you kind of try to sing along to songs you don't really know the words too and that other thing where you look over to your mates and give that nod of "fuck yeah, they're awesome!"
But yeah, unfortunately my words have probably done this band no justice whatsoever but please go check them out because they really stupid good!
Mazes - Vampire Jive