The folks from LVL UP posted this song on facebook. So I listened and it’s quite good. Philly indie pop for yinz. And yes I clearly waited to post this until the date matched the song title. So now you can live this day in two ways.
Jim Picks a Matt Song – Week Ending 7/18/2015
This song from Ultimate Painting was perfect. It just completely fit my mood when it went live. As Matt points out, it’s quite Velvet Underground influenced. The Fake Palms post was a close second. And if you really just need to chill I do highly recommend his post of iNSANLAR.
Matt Picks a Jim Song – Week Ending 7/17/2015
It was a toss up with the Astro Children post from earlier in the week, but goddamn if I couldn’t listen to that guitar tone from Web of Sunsets ring out all night long. In fact, that’s exactly what I might do. Great song for wistfully staring out the window of a moving vehicle, right there.
7″ Highlight of the Week – LVL UP’s Three Songs EP
Jim Highlighted LVL UP’s new 7″ dropped on Wednesday. Check out the post, or listen below. And note that LVL UP plays the burgh on Tuesday at the Slit on the North Side. A show that also features post-punk rockers Big Ups.
Sunday, July 12th Radio Show Playlist
You can see our radio show playlist for this week by visiting this post here. Highlights included Cursive, The Telescopes, and a request for My Bloody Valentine.
OK, so here is a new feature. Once a week i’m going to highlight a new 7″ release that catches my interest. My tentative plan was to do this on Tuesdays but reality took over so it’s a window post this week.
LVL-UP is a band that caught my interest I think two years ago. I’ve always liked them. Not always totally in love with them. But this is a fantastic 7″ release that went on sale today. The release is called Three Songs and it’s a literal title. So let’s delve into the heart of the matter – the music.
This is a 7″ highlight. Not a review so much because i’m terrible at reviews. So keep that in mind.
The Closing Door is the opener and it’s a great fucking song. It rocks. It’s anthemic. It’s got some good mildish noise. And strong vocal direction.
Blur is also a good song. More classic rock ‘n roll. But i’m really impressed with how LVL-UP has matured with their sound. It’s so complete now.
Proven Water Rites is a nice change of pace and makes this a complete release. It’s a slower paced song. Again, the sound is very full. This is definitely a chill and wait it out song. You might even prefer an additive here.
You can pre-order the 7″ Three Songs here at Double Double Whammy Records. But even better. They are coming to town next Tuesday and playing at The Slit on the north side. And they are playing with Big Ups so that’s a double win. And we can call it an Ups UP show if we ignore the first words in their band names. How convenient.
In another note, one of the members of LVL-UP started making guitar pedals. I have a couple of their pedals and oscillators and really like them. It’s worth checking them out at Totally Ruined Circuits.
New tuneage from LVL Up and wow it’s anthemic. Break out the water pistols! This is from their upcoming album. But note that they will be in Pittsburgh on August 22nd at the People’s Warehouse.