Wednesday, March 11, 2015

3 Songs: On Repeat

Diet Cig – “Scene Sick” (The New Paltz, NY based duo of vocalist/guitarist Alex Luciano and drummer Noah Bowman of Earl Boykins released their debut EP, Over Easy recently via Father/Daughter Records.  Alex’s personal, conversational lyrical style and infectious pop sense are backed by jangly, upbeat punk-fuelled pop that recalls K Records’ output from the 90’s along with joyous, danceable rhythms and 60’s pop flavor.)  

Stream the domestically-descriptive and danceable opening track “Breathless” here:

Lieutenant – “Belle Epoque” (Under the moniker Lieutenant, Nate Mendel, bassist of Foo Fighters and Sunny Day Real Estate released his promising debut solo album, If I Kill This Thing We’re All Going To Eat For A Week, this week via Dine Alone Records.  While the album - produced by Toshi Kasai (Melvins, Big Business) - is heavy on guests including, Page Hamilton of Helmet, Josiah Johnson of Head and the Heart and former bandmate Jeremy Enigk of Sunny Day Real Estate, Nate really shines through in his first stint as vocalist, guitarist and songwriter.  His songs are dynamic and original with elements of catchy 60’s pop but feature some of the surging anthemic guitar riffs and passionate vocal melodies reminiscent of his influential current and former bands.)


Lightouts – “Interzone (Joy Division cover)” (The Brooklyn-based band released a new maxi-single, “More Than Ever” this week - their first release to feature new vocalist Skip Greer also of the Dead Kennedys and the Wynona Ryders.  As with all of their singles, it features a cover track, this time they impart their fuzz-drenched post-rock meets shoegaze sound onto Joy Division’s rare demo, “Interzone”.)    


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