Gotta throw a nod towards my friend at IPSMYL for pointing out this great new track from Skittle Alley; it’s made my day just to know this track is out there. I’ve written about the French group before, and they’ve lived up, and perhaps surpassed my expectations with this tune, even if it’s labeled as a demo. I honestly don’t think it needs much more…the vocals have that indiepop softness, the guitars jangle in all the right places and there’s an overall emotional appeal that makes the song worth repeating over and over again. Can’t wait to see what’s next from these guys.
Those of you waiting for The Rise to reunite will have to…wait. But, in related news, one of the former members of that heralded post-rock outfit from Austin has begun a new venture with members of Hides, Hour of the Wolf, and The Program (all West Coast hardcore acts). Decisions Decisions formation only recently came to my attention, and I’m quite stoked to hear what these guys do going forward. They’re actually playing their first show at Liberty this Sunday for House Party Sundays; you can check out the event HERE. As of now the band only have a few demos to share, but look for more in the near future.[audio:http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Decisions-Decisions-You-Were-Saying.mp3]
Download: Decisions Decisions – You Were Saying [MP3]
After a prolific run, Jeremy Jay took some time off, but whilst checking in on the guy, I came across a new tune, which appears only in the demo form below. Interestingly, he seems to have lost a bit of his soul-influenced bent, leaving us with a more solemn track that works predominantly with just a pounding drum beat and light guitar work. You can hear faint accompaniment of the atmospheric/electronic sort in the background, so who knows where the track will end up in the long run, but this seems like a pretty good start for all us JJ fans out there. He also alludes to an up-coming 7″ that should come out soon, we think.[audio:http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/NOW-ITS-GONE-mix-jan-5.mp3]
Download:Jeremy Jay – Now Its Gone [MP3]