Last year Emotional Response released Typical Girls Volume One, and with so much adoration, the label decided to up the ante and give us TG Volume Two. You’ll find 14 brand new tracks to devour, all featuring female artists that deserve to be part of your record collection. You’ll get some familiar names like Cold Beat and Neighborhood Brats, but you’re also likely to discover a few names you’re unaware of at the moment. Plus, because the label rules, they’re releasing it on clear vinyl, making it an immediate collectors edition for you vinyl heads. Go right HERE to grab your copy from the label immediately!
I picked up on the edgy rock from UV-TV when they did a split 7″ on Emotional Response, and the band build on my early impression with the brand new track. It kind of reminds me of the recent work from Wax Idols, using those knifing guitar chords that walk the fine line of jangle. There’s an emphatic vocal performance, reminiscent of great 90s alternative rock tunes. Still, the best thing, in my opinion, is that the song’s not quite polished, making it a lot closer to my ears, in the personable sense. Look for the group’s Glass on March 10 via Deranged Records.
You’ve heard it many times, we love the Ocean Party. So much so, that we helped release their Light Weight LP a few years back. The band returns to the US, and with them, they bring a new collection of perfect pop in the tape format…courtesy of Emotional Response. These 9 tracks are the perfect introduction to the group’s casual pop appeal, in case they haven’t hit your radar just yet; some of the tracks are more developed, while others are just brief ditties. If you visit the purchase link below, you can see the tour dates, which, luckily, feature a great Austin date at Cheer Up Charlies next Tuesday! Pretty sure you’ll love the track “Surat” by the way, as its my favorite this morning.
Not sure where my brain was, or where I was, but I somehow missed this killer UV TV tune the other day when it popped up. It’s the sort of noise infused poppy rocker that I adore, though I will admit it runs just a touch short. The drum work punishes and pushes your ears while the buzzing guitars begin to swell inside your mind. All of a sudden Rose Vastola enters the picture and you’re hooked into the song’s pop sensibility; you can’t ignore a combo like this. We heard the band long ago on a great Emotional Response 7″, so can’t wait to hear what their debut LP has to offer when it’s released by Deranged Records on March 10th.
I’m always striving to find things that need to be unearthed, and that’s why I’m bringing you Broadway today…a Melbourne three-piece in need of your ears. But, that being said, the members of this band should be known to you pop fans…ties to the Cannanes and Slight of Build should be enough to pique your interest. I’m posting the standout tune, a settled pop tune with perfect male/female vocal interplay. There’s just that slight circular guitar ring/jangle that we all adore (or at least I do), but the song’s aren’t hurried, allowing for the melodies to wash over you. Look for the debut album from the trio now from Emotional Response.
Bent just released their brand new LP, Snakes and Shapes, via our fave, Emotional Response. They just upped this rad video, which though it seems like casual footage, actually follows along the lyrical content. The song celebrates the band’s brooding post-punk aesthetic, bordering on rambunctious, yet with enough restraint to hold onto the song. It’s likely you’ll find yourself indulging in repeated listens, as you should, and if you’re so inclined, you should pick up the album why you’re at it; it’s available HERE.
Earlier this year Pete Astor completely won me over (again) with his album, Spilt Milk(Slumberland Records); it will probably end up on my personal Top 10 List. So, it’s with great joy that we shine a light on more new music from Pete, this time from the fine folks at Feral Child/Emotional Response. There’s a forlorn longing that just naturally comes through the music elements, though the lyrical content seems more reflective. You’ve got to take advantage of great songwriters while their at their peak, and while I know folks will condemn me for this, I feel like Pete’s just now hitting his stride. Grab the new 7″ now!
In case you haven’t caught on, Emotional Response is one of my favorite labels at the moment…they just continue to put out great pop music left and right. They helped with a compilation that includedCroque Madame, which apparently served as a warning about the label’s intention to put out the group’s self-titled debut. This new tune has this bouncy bit of pop built on piano/keyboard; combine that with the playful kindness off the French voice and you’ve got another hit on your hands. Short, sweet and lovely, so look to grab a copy from the label when it’s released on white vinyl next Friday!
At this point in life, I’m pretty sure Stewart Anderson never takes a day off. He’s got his podcast, he runs Emotional Response and he plays with several bands at any given time…his most recent project (aside from Tangible Excitement) is The English Teeth. While the opening moments build upon the “noisy” pop brand, there are some softer moments that illustrate the band working around the great melodies like only true pop masters can. There’s also an inherent bounce in the step here, be it from the drums or the bass…keeps it catchy. As of now, the only thing I know of the band is that if you sign up for the mailorder listing on Emotional Response you can get your hands on the band’s new CDEP, FREE!
There’s a genre of music that’s undefined. That sort, like this new No Monster Club, doesn’t ask that you put it carefully in a box; instead, it begs you let your walls down and immerse yourself in pure enjoyment. For starters, you won’t find this new tune as your regular run-of-the-mill sort, so that’s already a bonus. Ultimately, you’re just going to leave your listening experience with a smile upon your face and enough inner joy to carry you through the rest of your day. The heralded Irish act is set to release their first ever Stateside EP via Emotional Response on September 16th…Pre-orders HERE.