It’s been quite some time since we’ve heard from Goodly Thousands, and on Friday, I welcome the return of their great craft. They just dropped a new single, which hopefully hints at a new album coming in the very near future. On this number, you’ll hear the band’s sparkling guitar work and accompanying warmth in the front of the mix from the vocals. It’s a short little blast, but a reminder of the great connections that can be made with pop songwriting. Here’s to starting off Friday with refreshing tunes from these lads.
It’s possible that I could rehash yesterday’s news with the cool and hip bands everyone else had, but I’d rather give you a look at the future…that happens to be (hopefully) a new album from Goodly Thousands. It’s been a little bit since we heard from the band; the last time was on their Sunshine Hair EP (Shelflife)…I guess that was only about a year ago. So, they just uploaded this demo…but even as it stands, the songwriting is perfect, and one of the reasons I’ve fawned over the group. Here’s to hoping we hear more from them soon.
Goodly Thousands are a three piece band that formed five years ago in the small city of Dundrum, but are currently based out of Dublin, Ireland. They put out their debut 7″ to much success, selling out that record and gaining a bit of attention. Now they’ve got this new song for you called “Sunshine Hair” which is a the title track off their upcoming EP, which is set to come out March 24th via Shelflife Records, so you know it’s gonna be great. This song already is– it’s got a kind of Pains of Being Pure at Heart jangly guitar riff that starts it out, but then the super crisp percussion kicks in and takes you down the road of twee. Looks like you won’t want to miss out on this band or their Sunshine Hair EP, which you can preorder here.
Been following Shelflife Records for a bit now, and I had almost forgotten to check back with them on plans for 2013. Good thing I took a look-see, as they’ve got two great new acts I want to share with you. First, you’ve got Spain’s When Nalda Became Punk. It’s refreshing to hear spirited jangle-pop coming with just a hint of a Spanish accent. They’re debut for the label, A Farewell to Youth, is out now. Also, the label has just put out the Goodly Thousands 7″, with the Irish group kicking out really rad indie pop, like a less-angular version of The Lodger. Music like this really makes it easy for me to come back to work on a Monday.[audio:http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/01-When-Itll-come.mp3]
Download:When Nelda Became Punk – When It’ll Come [MP3][audio:http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/Goodly-Thousands-Goodly-Thousands-04-Honest.mp3]
Download: Goodly Thousands – Honest[MP3]