Jock Gang specialize in a sound that is far harder to pull off than it sounds. That’s probably why Women are still so highly regarded years after breaking up. This is definitely more Androgynous Mind than it is Preoccupations (nee Viet Cong), and at times reminds me of what a GSL-released 45 might sound like played at 33RPM. Dig that guitar tone, too.
Jock Gang’s EP is out now via Pep Talk. I’m excited to hear what they can do over the course of a full album.
This one is capital-P Pleasant and now I want to jump in my car and drive somewhere sunny and warm. Molly Burch started stockpiling goodwill when Captured Tracks released her Downhearted 7″ over the summer, and “Try” is the first track released from her upcoming debut LP Please Be Mine. It almost makes too much sense that Burch is labelmates with fellow soft-psych goodnik charmers Widowspeak, doesn’t it?
Score another one for Athens, GA, a town that’s been taking victory laps for damn near three decades now. Muuy Biien are patient enough to lurch and screech through “Another Chore”. No chorus, no bridge, just pulsing bass. Age of Uncertainty came out on Autumn Tone late last month and the band is streaming the whole thing over at their Soundcloud, so go check it out.
Ever wondered what The Gun Club would’ve sounded like if they went full-on shit life? I’ve got a gift for you. Goat Girl seem to specialize in dirgey, twangy post-punk that calls to mind fellow Brits Girl’s Names or Crystal Stilts when they’re on one of their Paisley Undereground kicks instead of a VU bender. Rough Trade put this song out on a 7″ over month ago, and if it’s good enough for them, it sure as hell should be good enough for you. See also: B-side Scum.
Right, then, back at it. I’m gonna spend the next week or so getting caught up on some stuff I’ve been meaning to share, but never quite got around to, uh, opening up this page and posting, I suppose. We’ll see where things go from there. Maybe Jim (who posts more regularly over at Isotria Blaring, which I can only assume you’ve already bookmarked) and I can throw together some end of the year lists for y’all. I’ve also got some work scheduled in Montreal and NYC over the next month or so, so maybe I can get self indulgent and share whatever music-related BS I get myself into along the way, too…
Enough streaming of my conscious, though. Let’s move on to the tunes, people. First off is “Soon”, by a band I know next to nothing about… Hell I can’t even tell you what their name is with any degree of certainty. It looks like their Soundcloud and Twitter pages are registered under Yuragi Yura, so let’s go with that. I can tell you for sure that “Soon” will lead off the band’s n i g h t l i f e e p. due out just after Christmas. If anybody wants to fill me in on what’s going on here between now and then, it’d be much appreciated. This tune rips once it gets going.
PS: Drunk Radio Shower incoming on 12/3. Don’t say you weren’t warned.