Whew. It’s been a hot minute for me as I bounced out of the country for a couple of weeks. Now back in the country and wading through a massive amount of missed music news, not much has been doing it for me other than this new track “Peach” from our Boston based friends in Slothrust. This band has been growing on my radar for a couple of years now and this track might finally blow them open. Hey but if it doesn’t, I’ll continue to enjoy them in my secret little music world.
Slothrust will release The Pact on Septmeber 14th via Dangerbird Records.
From the minute this Burning House single plays on your stereo, you’ll immediately here the band’s homage to Teenage Fanclub. But, while the guitar attack has that blend of noise and melody, you need only look towards the vocal portrayal for how the band look to differentiate themselves from guitar pop heroes. There’s a slight bit of wayward dreaminess, almost as if the voice is fading away as it matches the melodic guitar notes. There’s great promise in this song, so let’s hope we hear more from the group soon as they prep a full length for our ears.
Not too long ago I tossed up the first Culture Abuse track from their forthcoming album, but they’ve just put this one out into the ether. I love the immediacy of the song, hitting hard from the minute you press play. It might be hard to hear, but there’s this guitar line in the middle of the mix that ties the album into pop sensibility, while the energy leans toward the angst-ridden side of indie rock. It’s a tightrope walk, but one that I’ll gladly take. Look for the band’s debut, Peach, on April 18th via 6131 Records.
Didn’t want to dwell too much on the softer, ethereal side of the musical world today, so wanted to make sure my last contribution was a good little bit of pop rock…courtesy of Culture Abuse. The San Fran band is preparing to release their debut album, Peach, and this should definitely give those in the garage rock circle something to be excited about; it packs a punch while filling your ears with some hooks. Look for the record on April 6th via 6131 Records.