Look, Nathan and I have really been looking forward to this new Suburban Living album coming out next month, so much so, that it seems appropriate to share yet another new tune from the LP. This one, called “Dirt”, is a bit of a slow brooding, more synth heavy number when compared to some of the brighter, guitar driven sounds we’ve grown to love from the band. The brightness is still there, but maybe just a bit more subtle and further back in the mix. Needless to say, we think you should be picking up How to Be Human when it drops on August 28th via Egghunt Records.
RayRay and I have always been backing Suburban Living, and they continue to impress as they tease us with new tunes from their forthcoming LP, How to Be Human. They’ve created dreamy discord to open up the song, stretching almost to the minute mark before the vocals come in soothingly. As you get lost in the melody, it seems to coat the post-industrial new wave, adding warmth to the sterility of those drifting notes and buzzsaw guitars that come in the song’s second musical interlude. This really feels like the band’s flexing their creativity and musical muscle, and I couldn’t be happier; we’ll have to wait until August, however, as that’s the due date for their new LP on Egghunt Records.
Well we all know at this point SXSW is officially over. We are hearing a lot about many unofficial shows proceeding as planned, with our annual Sunday kick off show still a go. Thought the fest is cancelled, it still seems like a fun thing to talk to bands who were originally on the bill to see what life is like on the road. Today I’ve got one last interview for you from Philadelphia based group Suburban Living. It seems like a fitting way to end this series as these are some of the best, and most thoughtful answers so far. Hit the jump for the interview.
Those of you that pay any heed to the indie media cred will surely be aware that Frankie Rose released the most excellent Cage Tropical earlier this year via Slumberland; heralded P4K gave it a 7.7! It’s probably her most complete release to date, and she’s bringing it to the live stage tonight at Barracuda. But, even better for you is that opening the night will be our own Tres Oui, who are currently wrapping up a new LP for Shrimper, so you’re bound to hear a whole slew of new gems on stage tonight…plus Steven has some new pedals to show you. In the middle of the set is Suburban Living, so you really can’t go wrong by being in attendance. Doors are at 8!
I tell you this Suburban Living is really doing it for me. There’s little elements of indiepop, or actually a lot of elements. Doses of twinkling keyboards, deep 80s drum rolls and soft vocals throughout. If it weren’t for the subtle cascading guitar that lurks in the background, I might call it a full indiepop gem! But, this here is enough to have me excited about the band’s forthcoming album, Almost Paradise; it’s released this Friday via 6131 Records, giving us another bunch of songs to carefully add to our list of great hits this year.
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I love good old layered pop rock n’ roll, just like this new Suburban Living tune. There’s a playful sensibility in the way the vocals are gently released into the song’s mix, but texturizing really builds an impactful emotion into the song’s structure. For me, the sense of longing to be with someone shines through, not only in the lyrics, but just the way the track drips its ear candy through your speakers, casting a spell of musical infatuation. This is just the latest from the band’s AlmostParadise, out October 7th via 6131 Records.
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Suburban Living, out of Philadelphia, have signed to 6131 Records for the release of their second album. They’re making dream pop with major electronic influences, as you’ll hear in the song below called “Come True,” which begins with those bouncing synths. As the track progresses and builds, you get shimmery guitars as well as hazy vocals to complete the dream pop vibes that Suburban Living do very well. Look out forAlmost Paradise, which will be out October 7th via 6131 Records.
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Suburban Living is a band that I’ve always been into since discovering their fun haze pop sound last summer. It’s a sort of pop music that’s bright and sunny with some major twee hints throughout. This new song “Always Eyes” definitely falls into that vein and helps build my fandom of the band.
This one appears on a new 7″ from the group due out April 16th on Dialog Records.[audio:http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/Always-Eyes.mp3]
Download: Suburban Living – Always Eyes [MP3]
So as I was saying yesterday with that sweet Summerays track, it’s never too late to sneak in a few more summer tunes before the season is over. This summer themed tune “I Don’t Fit In” comes from Norfolk based group Suburban Living. It feels like a great song to have on a playlist as you head out on the road westwards for your last few days of vacation. You may remember that I posted up another new song from the band “Float in Clouds” earlier this summer. Once again, a new EP entitled Cooper’s Dream will be available on July 31st.[audio:http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/01-I-Dont-Fit-In.mp3]
Download: Suburban Living – I Don’t Fit In [MP3]
I’m really feeling this new song “Float in Coulds” by Norfolk, VA based group Suburban Living. The band is the name used by 20 year old Wesley Bunch who has been creating his style of shimmery pop since he was old enough to vote. If you dig this awesome song, a brand new EP entitled Cooper’s Dreams will be available from the group July 31st. Stay tuned.[audio:http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/Float-In-Clouds.mp3]
Download: Suburban Living – Float In Clouds [MP3]