Band comparisons can be odious. At least that's what members of Clovers are finding out about their local rock act. "It's straightforward rock 'n' roll and does have a pop influence, of course, but I don't get the whole indie pop thing thrown around," said drummer-bassist Gregory Lee Boyd, a Canal Fulton native. "My mom said a couple of songs sounded like the Rolling Stones, and I'm OK with that. We do have one song that sort of sounds like Tom Petty. But we've agreed not to play that anymore . . . even though I really like Tom Petty."
For the record, the threesome channels influences ranging from My Bloody Valentine and Cocteau Twins to the Walkmen, the Zombies and even Krautrock on its debut effort, "Peace," which is due out in March. "We're supposed to go on a tour," he said. "I don't know, it's kind of strange, we're getting more attention now lately for some reason. I guess that's what happens when you're a band for longer."