FROM START TO FINISH: A brand-new full-length from Saint Syzygy named All My Buddies Are Sick comes out this Friday, Nov. 20. Ian Hemerlein’s songwriting with this undertaking has so far been outlined by his willingness to take giant probabilities, and the outcomes, whereas typically constructive, have sometimes not achieved the grandness he’s able to. This new album, although, is a totally built-in instance of Hemerlein at his greatest. Opening with the semi-operatic title monitor, the album instantly plunges into full rock territory with “She Desires To Lose Motor Perform” and continues steadily from there. It is a vibrantly constructed album that, thematically talking, strikes a strong steadiness between introspection and declaration. From the sound results and vocal samples on “SHIIINE!” to the fist pump of “Frown In Each Body” to the piano in “OK Now What,” All My Buddies Are Sick weaves a unfastened narrative that’s fairly as much as interpretation. This jogs my memory very a lot of the purposefulness behind, say, OK Laptop, In Utero and perhaps even Nick Cave’s No Extra Shall We Half. Begin streaming this on Friday over at saintsyzygy.bandcamp.com and all main digital platforms.
EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN: HHBTM Information simply re-released the 1982 self-titled debut album by Love Tractor. This explicit difficulty was preceded by a restricted version File Retailer Day 7-inch single “60 Levels and Sunny” b/w “FESTI-vals.” Love Tractor was a pacesetter among the many second wave of Athens bands carving out our little burg because the New Music Capital of The World, and rattling in the event that they didn’t do a high-quality job of it. Initially launched on DB Information (dwelling of Pylon, Guadalcanal Diary, et al), that is the primary vinyl reissue of this album. Though I’ve heard this album actually lots of of instances over time, it stays a never-boring and oddly comforting report. To buy, bug your native report retailer, or just go direct at hhbtm.com, and when you’re doing that, stream alongside by way of soundcloud.com/hhbtm-records.
WHEN I DIP, YOU DIP, WE DIP: Athens expats William Kennedy (Reptar) and Addison Adams have a contemporary jam of an album from their Salsa Chest band that’s arriving well beyond the time anybody is even imagining Spring Break. That stated, get away a rattling solar lamp or one thing, son, as a result of that is 11 tracks of funky occasion tunes simply ripe in your Spuds MacKenzie togs. It’s titled Exercise and was produced and combined by Reptar’s Graham Ulicny. It’s virtually redundant to undergo this track-by-track, as the whole report is soulful and upbeat, however highlights listed below are the house-oriented “Liquid Sure” and the Madonna-inspired “Do The Legislation.” Simply give a great, shut hearken to the latter, and attempt to inform me that her “Vacation” doesn’t determine into this by some means. Flip this up, and overlook that it’s already November. Sail away over at salsachest.bandcamp.com.
FREEDOM ROCK: Though I’ve by no means actually been an enormous fan of The Massive Lebowski, I can say with enthusiasm I’m glad it exists as a result of it offered one of the best Athens band title round, at the least for now. I ought to have coated this a very long time in the past, however, some time again, Larry’s Homework launched an EP, appropriately titled Prolonged Play, that I’m simply getting round to. Self-described as “gritty blue collar storage rock,” that’s precisely what that is. The group consists of Stephan Eutsler, Pat Pensyl, Jeff Rieter and Brian Carey, and that is proper up the alley of anybody who digs, say, Tom Petty, Neil Younger, et al. So, give ‘em a thumbs up for the title, however stick round for the tunes. Ya would possibly may dig one thing right here. Comply with alongside by way of larryshomework.com and fb.com/LarrysHomeworkBand. You’ll find music hyperlinks over at their Fb web page, too.
TAKE ME TO THE RIVER: Songwriter Ryne Meadow has a brand new single out named “Judgement,” exploring the artist’s contemplation of social justice, our present nationwide situation and his private religious journey. It’s such an exceedingly earnest, piano-driven track that, I have to admit, it made me blush for him at first. The emotion current is so uncooked that to listen to it’s, at first, akin to being a vacationer stumbling right into a church service. Factor is, although, that Meadow is a unbelievable songwriter whose honesty I belief. Thus, whereas this very same track can be practically blasphemous if left to weaker fingers, Meadow turns his plea right into a hymn. You’ll find this on the main streaming companies, and also you could be a fan over at fb.com/rynemeadowmusic.
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