In this edition…”Slouching” by Work Friend, tracks from The Teen Age, Jose Ricardo Corominas, Dirty Dirty and peep vids by The Leisure Society and Ella Thompson.
Work Friend – “Slouching”
Formerly the Hicks Canyon Band, Work Friend sheds the Americana influences for something more natural, their home state, California. The band is more or less the evolution of its leader, Spencer Hannemann. Solo artist gets stymied, and then gets inspired by others to form a group. Group records album, then adds a guitarist for something different. This latest incarnation is distinctly modern rock and sounds like a cross between Dan Bazan and Mark Oliver Everett (Eels). The bright guitars paired with earnest lyrics make Slouching easy to like and play all spring. The album screams California and demands to be played.
The Teen Age – “Low Cunning”
out 7 April 2015 on Old Flame Records
The Teen Age is made up of members from Dinosaur Feathers and The Denzels. They aptly describe their sound as Doo Wop Garage. “Low Cunning” is paced furiously, and ranks high on the replay factor. If you like this, check out their SoundCloud page.
Dirty Dirty – “The Ladder”
Seattle-based band is getting prepared to launch its debut EP. Shreds whilst bringing the noise…
The Leisure Society – “Tall Black Cabins”
Ella Thompson – “Arcade”