Mean Creek – “Johnny Allen” (Stereogum Premiere)
Way back in October we brought you the video for “Cool Town,” the first song on Boston rockers Mean Creek’s upcoming album Local Losers. Today, seven months later, we’re premiering the record’s final track, a triumphantly charging singalong called “Johnny Allen.” The chorus is killer, both for its high-flying male-female harmonies and its simple, incisive lyrics: “I can’t hide/ ‘Cause you’re always on my mind.” Press play and pump your fist.
Local Losers is out 4/8 on Old Flame. The band will play release shows in on 4/25 at the Middle East in Boston and 4/26 at Union Pool in Brooklyn.