Out of all the garage rock bands you hear today (seems like there is a new one every day, huh?) there are few that actually stick with you and you grow to like. One of the few lately are The Steps from Austin, TX.
Made up of Will Thompson (vocals and guitar), Sam Thompson (lead guitar), Stephen Ross (bass), and Z Lynch (drums), the band formed in 2005 and quickly gained local attention in the Austin scene.
In early 2007 they recorded their debut self titled release with Chris "Frenchie" Smith (who has previously worked with The Dandy Warhols and IV Thieves) which was released in November of the same year.
They've got an edge and a catchiness you can't resist...and definitely worthy of a band to watch title for 2009.
Check out the video for their song "Cold Floors" here:
And now for an MP3 of their track "Belle":
The Steps - Belle