DSM Shows reviews the new Karen Meat & the Computer EP by Karen Meat & the Players, out on March 3rd on cassette and digital formats on Red Nude Tapes.
For an album that contains songs that are mostly about pizza, beer, and dysfunctional relationships, Karen Meat’s latest offering, ‘Karen Meat & The Computer,’ is utterly and unrelentingly adorable. In the span of just five tracks, from three different songwriters, they manage to articulate a unified theme and a fresh, challenging take on the world that is vexingly rooted in both the kitschy and the macabre. Somehow it is both cute and gritty, exhibiting pop sensibilities in equal measure to it’s hooligan nature.
Read the rest of the review at DSM Shows and pre-order the cassette or pick it up in Des Moines at Vaudeville Mews on Friday, February 27th.
The Wild Honey Pie premieres the first video from Annalibera‘s debut album Nevermind I Love You – check out the video for “Black Cat White Cat,” created by Deft, which looks back at the trials and errors of teenage experience, and pre-order the vinyl, out March 24th on Sump Pump Records.
“Beautifully moody…Its emotive vocals ebb and flow, reaching a climax during the chorus while a slow-burning mesh of synths, percussion and carefully plucked guitar swirl overhead.”
Through the Wire Music features Pollen‘s “Supply Chain” as track of the day, which can be pre-ordered on the Buyer’s EP on cassette, out on March 10th:
“Poppy melodies and political lyrics gives them the edge to stand out from similar bands and they make perfect driving music.”
I Heart Local Music reviews Dolls on Fire‘s new album Synesthesia, out now on CD and digital download:
“Synesthesia isn’t meant to be listened to while sitting still…Fun and rowdy with a shimmering ‘crunch’ on the record, Dolls On Fire knock the piss out of winter with their brand of rock and roll.”
FROGBELLY AND SYMPHONY BLUE BRIGHT OW SLEEP US TOUR DATES:
28 Feb 2015: Pittsburgh, PA – People’s Warehouse
01 Mar 2015: Louisville, KY – Haymarket
02 Mar 2015: Tulsa, OK – SoundPony
03 Mar 2015: Lubbock, TX – Depot District Oyster Bar
04 Mar 2015: Albuquerque, NM – Duke City Sound Stage
05 Mar 2015: Phoenix, AZ – The Crescent Ballroom
07 Mar 2015: Cedar City, UT – Busta Crack Shack
08 Mar 2015: Denver, CO – Lion’s Lair
10 Mar 2015: Chicago, IL – The Empty Bottle
11 Mar 2015: Cleveland, OH – Happy Dog
18 Mar 2015: Brooklyn, NY – Rough Trade NYC
Get It On Vinyl reviews Annalibera‘s debut album Nevermind I Love You, out on March 24th on vinyl from Sump Pump Records.
Call Annalibera anything you like. Call them rock, pop, shoegaze, chamber rock, whatever. Certainly somewhere in their debut album, Nevermind I Love You, you are bound to find influence. However no matter what you label their music, make sure you use other metaphors like original, unique, and spectacular…some amazing energies that pour out of these eight tracks.
The North Coast Journal interviews The Lonesome Heroes in advance of their Humboldt County, CA show at Trinidad Town Hall, and suggests spending your Valentine’s Day with the quartet and their “lovely sound, bittersweet and nostalgic,”