The LA-based duo Dirty Dishes released their debut LP Guilty yesterday, a series of unpredictable and totally consuming tracks that are definitely worthy of your time if you haven’t listened already. Today, the band premiered the music video for the album’s shapeshifting lead-off track, “Thank You Come Again.” Directed and edited by comedian Pat Bishop, the video features Jenny Tuite repeatedly attempting to rob her donut-slinging band member Alex Molini and embarrassing the hell out of him in the process. It’s farcical and incredibly well-produced. Watch below.
Fucked Up’s Ben Cook will soon release Ripe 4 Luv, his latest LP under the moniker Young Guv, and earlier this month we heard the album’s first single, “Wrong Crowd.” Today, Cook shared another new song, the lo-fi power-pop tune “Crushing Sensation,” along with a low-budget video by Danielle Nemet. Watch below.
I spent a few days in Boston last summer and was genuinely saddened when the dudes I encountered in Allston didn’t have the same kind of grating, goofy voices that I’ve grown accustomed to when I hear music coming out of the area. Kal Marks, Pile, Krill, and occasionally Bad History Month all have a very particular vocal affectation that makes their music unmistakable even to an untrained ear. Despite their obvious differences, there’s a supreme lack of self-seriousness in all of these voices that’s so refreshing — you can practically hear the corners of their mouths curl up at the end of each verse. Rye Pines can be added to this list with their latest track “Pessimist,” a song that starts off with Edward Maguire’s contrarian declaration, “There’s no such thing as summer or spring.” Maguire knows how to shout memorable lyrics with wry conviction (“Can you smell it?/ There’s change in this house and I’m gonna sniff it out”), and accompanied by Alex Page’s semi-spastic, wholly cathartic drumming, “Pessimist” sounds like an anxiety attack. The song will be released on the band’s forthcoming EP Dead Ocean, which includes the equally compelling “Atlantic Ascent.” Listen to “Pessimist” and check out the Dead Ocean tracklist below.
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Track list is from the Soundcloud stream: https://soundcloud.com/kurtvile/kv-mixtape
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