Sunday, March 19, 2017

Singles Club: Hollow Everdaze + Monograms + Saint Pé

Consider Singles Club your musical matchmaker. I do hope you'll give all these ready to mingle bachelors and bachelorettes your ear as you listen to some new favorite tunes. Read on in the hopes of finding your musical love connection.

To me, the name of the hometown of the Hollow Everdaze bandlings, Bacchus Marsh, conjures up fanciful images of ancient feasts of lustful excess. While "Catastrophe" might not be quite the right song to soundtrack epic bacchanalian overindulgence, the hazy psych pop nugget should certainly inspire some kind of revelry. Add their name to your list of ones to watch.




As with so many bands, Monograms started out as a one-man bedroom endeavor. Now, the Brooklyn band is prepping for an April EP release and taking things out of the bedroom. Intriguingly, each song of the four-song EP was recorded with different musicians. "Sharp Teeth" certainly has bite, with noisy fuzz clamoring behind the refrain "your smile my disaster." There's a pop element behind all that racket, which help make this a rather appealing listen.



After a long haul (ten years, give or take) with The Black Lips, Ian Saint Pé has started something different as Saint Pé. Much less brash than the so right wrong of the Lips, "Spun and Spurn" has spectres of his new Nashville habitat running through it. Consider it some gritty garage rock as played wearing beat to heck cowboy boots. Worthy of turning up loud and blasting to the high heavens.




[posted 3.19.17]

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