If you skipped over our year end list (which you shouldn’t have), then you might have missed out on the fact that one of my favorite listens was Woolen Men‘s Temporary Monument. Surprisingly, the band are already back with their brand new Options EP. The EP’s title track has the infectious post-punk meets art rock feel, showing that the group aren’t anywhere to slowing things down. Still, some of the tracks have a slower pacing, illustrating that it’ll be hard to pigeonhole the group’s sound going forward. But, one thing’s for sure, they’re always a great listen. They released this EP on a limited run of cassettes, so you can grab that HERE.
I really think that people will love this new record from Woolen Men. It reminds me of some of the structural work that’s been done recently by the likes of Parquet Courts, but that’s not to say that it really sounds anything like that. In fact, they take a similar approach, though it’s got more pop sensibility to it. Honestly, it feels like Dear You-era Jawbreaker meets Parquet, which is a formula for love in my book. Their new effort, Temporary Monument, will be out on September 4th via Woodsist.
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The last few releases from Woolen Men really warmed me over, and it didn’t hurt that they were working with our friends over at Loglady Records. Now the band is working with Woodsist for their brand new LP, Temporary Monument. Their first single is reminiscent of 80s college radio rock, blended with a bit of that Cali haze a la Fresh and Onlys. It’s also important to note that the song’s notes on the SC page indicate a situation that seems to be going on all across the States…bands fighting for their survival in lieu of corporate interests. You can grab the new album on September 4th, and stream the single below.
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