There were whispers a few months ago that Woolen Men would be returning with a new LP, and I’m so glad they’re back, and doing it in perfect fashion, if I say so myself. It’s really hard to pigeonhole the group as they’re one throwing so much in the mixture that it’s just an amalgam of glorious rock n’ roll references. You’ll hear a brightness in the crisp guitar notes at the beginning, while the vocals take on this almost Ian MacKaye yelp to them. But, the guitars get a little bit grittier, they start to fray at the edges, chords begin to sort of dance anxiously about..all the while the vocals steady the show. Eventually, everything descends into this chaos, riffing and shooting this way and that…then a quick chirp from those bright guitars brings us full circle. Their new effort Human to Human will be out on November 22nd, just before the cool kid list party starts, so save this bunch a spot.
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.
We’re all about giving you the best, so when we see that some great new albums are streaming and readily available for you to consume, we like to let you know. I’ve got three brand new streams for you today, one of which can be found below and two that are a short click away. Below, you’ll find Cold Beat‘s upcoming album, Into The Air, which is an indie rock gem with lush vocals. You can also stream Widowspeak‘s All Yours over here which is a hazy mix filled with tons of guitar hooks. Last, but certainly not least, check out Woolen Men’s album, Temporary Movements that is lo-fi jangle treat to delight all. Keep it real and enjoy the bounty of albums available for you today.
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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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Not sure why people seemed to skip over the latest jam from Woolen Men when it popped up late last week. The band have put together another jam, using these jagged guitar chords and off-kilter vocals. It’s a really roots-y feeling rock jam, filled with a natural energy that comes with just a hint of hip swinging and foot stomping. It’s a rather fast tune, which is fitting as it’s coming out on the band’s Quick Trips EP, which will be released by the trusted folks over at Loglady Records. Let this tune take you through the rest of the day.
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