“Driven by chiming guitars and half-undead harmonies, the melody is so bright and buoyant that its macabre lyrics catch the listener off guard: “Bury me alive, bury me alive/I don’t care if people cry.” But somehow, the song’s goth spirit transcends camp and becomes a deeply, darkly felt profession of devotion. “I wanna get sick,” she sings. “I wanna catch everything you’ve ever caught.” How morbid; how sweet.”
“On their upcoming LP The New Life, Northern Ireland’s Girls Names are moving past the grey-hued ramshackle pop of their 2011 debut Dead to Me— says frontman Cathal Cully, in a press release, “Dead to Me literally was dead to us by the time it was committed to wax.” New Life, meanwhile, goes for a darker sprawl with bits of shadowy psychedelia, as shown on “Pittura Infamante”, its title referencing the Italian Renaissance genre of defamatory painting.”
Check out this amazing song from Wax Idols new album, premiering on Spin. Kristin Dylan Edrich from The Mallard adds excellent noise viola. Pre-order details soon.
Have a listen to “Past Tense” from Golden Grrrls excellent debut album, out February 26th.
And be sure to catch them live on tour with Veronica Falls, Brilliant Colors, Lorelei and more.
03/20 Olympia, WA - Venue TBD *
03/21 Seattle, WA - Tractor ^
03/22 Seattle, WA - Black Lodge
03/23 Portland, OR - Doug Fir ^
03/26 San Francisco, CA - Rickshaw Stop ^
03/29 Los Angeles, CA - Echo ^
03/30 San Diego, CA - Casbah ^
04/01 Boston, MA - Charlie’s
04/02 Easthampton, MA - Flywheel
04/03 Brooklyn, NY - Glasslands
04/04 Philidelphia, PA - Vox Populi w/ Literature and Royal Shoals #
04/05 Arlington, VA - Comet Ping Pong ~
04/06 Baltimore, MD - The Bell Foundry
* = w/ Brilliant Colors
^ = w/ Veronica Falls and Brilliant Colors
# = w/Literature and Royal Shoals
~ = w/ Lorelei
Been super anxious to share this one with you all! Another new song from Girls Names’ upcoming new album “The New Life,” which is set for release in February. Between this and the single for “The New Life” I think you get some idea of how awesome this album is.
Out February 18th on Tough Love in the UK/Europe/Japan, February 26th in the US on your beloved Slumberland Records.
We are VERY excited to announce that we’ll be teaming up with our pals at Night School Records to release the totally ace debut album from Golden Grrrls in February. Here’s the first single, and it’s a peach. They’ll also be touring the west coast with Veronica Falls and Brilliant Colors in March.
Check out this excellent remix of Girls Names’ new single “The New Life” by JD Twitch from Optimo. Out now on iTunes, eMusic, etc and as a limited edition white vinyl 12” next week.
Manatee now have a Bandcamp page and have just released a Bandcamp-only EP of their recent PART TIME PUNKS session. Three sloppy punk originals plus a cover of The Cure’s “A Forest.” You can also grab their 7” and their flexi from there.
They’ve also got some shows coming up:
Oct 19 - San Francisco, CA @ The Hemlock w/Kids On A Crime Spree and GRMLN
Oct 26 - Davis, CA, house party @ 1604 Pole Line Rd w/English Singles, Golden Awesome and Surf Club
Oct 27 - Stockton, CA, warehouse party @ 7908 West Lane #217 w/Kids On A Crime Spree, Loftons and Surf Club