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Good Manners Appreciated

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WFYI's once-a-month podcast jam sessions with local musicians continues with the July release of "Manners, Please" performing four of the band's favorite songs. The third band to be featured in the Small Studio Sessions, this Indianapolis electro-pop band brings pop-soul attitude, catchy hooks and clean riffs to the tiny WFYI studio to mix it up and have a great time.

Fairly new to Naptown's music scene, Manners, Please might stump you with some of its unique instrumentals. But if you're fortunate enough to catch one of the band's live performances, keep listening and watching as its members trot out a trick bag of sound-makers -- everything from washboards and windchimes to the xylophone. The unusual mix of percussion instruments incorporated with the micro-mini keyboard are fun and fitting, and the leading vocalists (and founders of the band) can't imagine their songs minus even one of them.

Take a look at this latest WFYI Small Studio Session and afterward catch a brief interview with the band by WFYI's Jill Ditmire.

Other bands from this summer's sessions include The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band, The Whipstitch Sallies and Native Sun. Be sure to jump back onto the site next month when legendary Graham Nash will drop by the WFYI's tiny studio while he's in town to record a few tunes for the series. And on the September lineup, "Stranger Cat," an artist on Indy's Joyful Noise Label is slated for a visit.

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