Before I get too far carried away with the pop music today, I wanted to toss in this brand new single from Running…you know, just a twist of differentiation. The track opens up with a pretty frantic pace, using buzzsaw guitars and a pummeling rhythm section to really build the song’s energy. Eventually, they slow it down just a touch for the vocals to reach at your ears from an echo-y distance; there’s even a few shouts, which comes as no surprise as the band is set to release their new LP on Castle Face Records, the home of John Dwyer. Wake Up Applauding will be released on January 4th, offering something loud and boisterous to kick off the New Year.
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If you’ve got a record label run by Ty Segall, the chances are that you’re going to get some noisier elements in there, right? That’s precisely the case with the new 7″ offering that he’s putting out with Running. Here you’ll hear an opening that’s basically a screeching guitar line brooding over a darkened bass, while drums steadily pound away. Eventually, vocals break in with a demonic shout from what seems like a hollow metallic cavern. It’s an assault on your eardrums, especially when you arrive at the end where it breaks into what sounds like a disastrous emergency broadcast message. I dig it, and if you’re like me, you can grab the 7″ from God Records on July 22nd.
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You looking for something that’s gritty and abrasive? Well, you won’t have to go any further, as I’ve got this brand new track for you from Running. It’s a short track filled with several varying moments; there’s the methodical grinding of guitars and drums and there’s the furious barrage of noise that attacks your ears. Then before you know, discordant noise fades out into the background; the song is over. If you’re a fan of what’s coming out of your speakers, then keep your eyes peeled, as the band’s Vaguely Ethnic LP comes out next week via Castle Face Records.