It’s been a minute since we’ve heard from UK outfit, Adults. But, I’m here to rectify that as the group just released an excellent cassette titled The Weekend Was Always Almost Over. One of my favorite things about the group is the way they use the juxtaposed male/female vocals to gift you brilliant ear candy; it’s not all saccharine though, as you’ll hear fuzzed out riffs blasting throughout the nine tracks jamming below. It’s a collection of songs that meets somewhere in the middle of Comet Gain and Los Campesinos…not a bad way to get your day started.
Nylex is an act I know very little about; they first popped on my radar via Tenth Court‘s 2018 sampler compilation. Recently we’ve been given a few more details, with a release date of the group’s self-titled cassette dropping next Friday. It’s fairly dark in presentation, and not too far off from ATH favorites Wax Idols. Angular guitars swirl around this brooding bass line, in your favorite post-punk fashion. The vocals hang in the air with a hint of difference, until they hit the chorus where they spin dreamy magic in your ears.
Hola Beach has a brand new tape coming out on January 3rd, and now we’ve got a second single to go with the release date. This track from the Austin act takes on the subject of brains versus booze, and which choice is best…lyrics seem to lean towards brains first. Still, the band have a casual way of providing detailed pop tracks, which you’ll inevitably play over and over again. Their new Dirt Cassette is coming out on a limited run of 50 yellow tapes via Merdurhaus, so if you’re so inclined, you’re encouraged to grab it.
Yesterday was new release day, and before the hellacious Tuesday of next week, things were slim-pickings. So, if you’re a nerdy record store regular (I hope you are), you should have picked up this new cassette from Milk Dick. They’re standout track on the release begins as sort of a folk song: gentle strum and vocals. But, then they get sloppy fun, offering good times in a fashion that seems to blend modern rock tropes with Violent Femmes. It’s a blast, so I hope you either grabbed it already, or pick it up from Infinity Cat.