Last Week’s Jam’s Today (2.28 – 3.4)

Last week was one of those weeks where I wanted to write about all the songs; Ryan crushed it with tons of SXSW interviews, letting you get to know the likes of Best Move, Coyle Girelli, No Swoon and more. So, we’ve got to go back and give you a quick list of all the jams, and there were tons! You had new stuff from Austinites Friday Boys, Bright Light Social Hour and Wiretree, then Neutrals and Mick Love made my weekend with hits at the end of the week. There’s tons to browse through here, so go check it out.

Eades Drop Backseat Politic

Friday, Eades will drop their much anticipated Delusion Spree LP, and to be honest, there aren’t a whole lot of folks just bringing energetic pop rock this good. From the get go, the drums roll you down the river, pounding while notes jangle their way through your speakers. The chorus celebrates euphorically, sounding as if they got the whole gang together to sing along joyously in one big old barroom. I’d take a million jams as fun and strong as what Eades are kicking out, and luckily I’ll get a solid 12 to turn up nice and loud when the album drops on Friday courtesy of Heist or Hit.

Eades Share Delusion Spree

Really just wanted to get up something warm and punchy today, as it’s a blistering day outside my window here. That said, the frantic rock n’ roll of Eades seems a little calmed here, and I don’t mind that one bit, as we can all use a nice little pop rock ditty that’s not rushing in the same direction as everyone else out there. There’s something in the riff work as it kind of slides into the background in the tune’s middle that kind of hints at some of the Sonic Youth influences I think might slide under your radar; just listen carefully while the guitar solo is going about and tell me you don’t hear that! The band will be releasing Delusion Spree on March 4th via Heist or Hit.

Eades Share Present in the Moment

Listening to Eades, it’s easy to hear why the band always hits home for us over here at ATH. You get some sharp jittering guitars, somewhere in between Wire and Parquet Courts, particularly utilizing that frantic nature to really push the song headfirst into listeners. What I do appreciate about this new single, accompanying the announcement of a new EP, is that they’re kind of pulling on some unexpected little twists, and actually, it feels like they’re trying to keep up with the punks while waxing nostalgically about 90s Britpop. You get this edge, but you also get this cool while trying to not be cool attitude, and you know what, I dig it. This track hops onto their Abstract Education EP, out on April 30th via Heist or Hit. **On a side not…do you think they intentionally had rhymed Eades with Leeds?**

Eades Sign to Heist or Hit

Eades were getting some heavy rotation on our site last year, brandishing an energetic brand of pop rock with just a hint of swagger. Now, we’ve got news that the band have signed on to tastemaker Heist or Hit, who will be releasing a brand new EP from the band in April. This track’s all about the pop vibes, focusing on some of that jittering stutter-step guitar, plodding back and forth; it’s almost call-and-response, though with a hint at heavy alternative grooves. Their rocking abilities hand out on the song’s backside, as they let the track fade out with a rush of blood to the head.

Eades Deliver Another Hit

Our pals in Leeds based band Eades have been hard at work this past year having released several singles and their impressive debut EP, Microcosmic Things. Though it’s been a creative and productive year for the group, they aren’t quite done yet with this new single called “Forgive my Mind” coming out today via Bam Bam Records. It is yet again a display of true slacker rock but with super tight instrumentation, interesting guitar leads, and the always steady rhythm section. If you don’t know about the band, you should check them out now.

Eades Share I Want More

Eades really caught my attention earlier this year when they dropped their Microcosmic Things EP; it was chock full of songs with these nods to post-punk while still grasping onto current indie rock vibes. This brand new tune definitely reveals a bit more of the latter, and perhaps its all the better as the young band find their sound. I love the way the verses seem to really just kind of hang about in that casual manner, like they’re just relaxing in the sunshine, taking it all in. The chorus gives you an emphatic burst of guitar pop and shredding, especially when it moves off into that soloing territory for a calamitous end. Just another reason to keep an eye on this Leeds outfit.

Eades Share Vivid Dreams

Leeds outfit Eades are a few weeks away from the release of their debut EP, and with that, they’ve tossed out one final single to entice your ears. For me, I gravitated immediately to those sharp edged guitar chords; it’s that sort of angular cut that reminds you of bands like B Boys or Omni. But, what I love about this bunch is how they kind of pull back the covers to reveal a more subtle approach, pacing themselves with a steady vocal delivery that kind of glues everything in the track together. Jittery and calm all at once…a twist I admittedly hadn’t expected here. Looking forward to Microcosmic Things dropping on July 10th.

Check This New Eades Tune

I’m so stuck on this brand new track from Leeds outfit Eades that I just had to share it with you all. Imagine falling in love with a band like Omni, then taking those angular little guitar notes and turning them into a softened smoother pop jam? Sounds pretty good, right? But, just because they’ve kind of polished the edges, doesn’t mean there’s still not a great urgency in the rhythm section to drive the bop feel home for listeners. I felt like the chorus also gave a nice little reflective pause that made the song supremely endearing. They’ll release Microcosmic Things on July 10th via Bam Bam Records.