The Like Young – Last Secrets – LP
Last Secrets, the third album from Chicago’s The Like Young, is filled with a brazen go-for-broke simplicity that has earned the band comparisons to White Stripes and Weezer. Loosely connected, the songs on Last Secrets, chronicle the realization, confrontation and eventual victory over the major problems within one’s life. Funneling the complicated ups and downs of everyday living through their brazen simplicity (guitars, drums, synthesizers, vocals), the Ziembas have it down. Polyvinyl Records
Limiter – Permanent Blue – 7″
“Punk rock from Southern Ontario on Synicalist Records. Drums, Bass, Guitar, voices, loud, melodic, heart on our sleeves.” Pressed on translucent blue vinyl, with a high quality, double sided cover. Lyrics and download code included. Synicalist Records Permanent Blue by Limiter
Lemuria – The Distance Is So Big – LP
Lemuria might not sound like they are from Buffalo, NY, but the band was proudly birthed there, following the legacy of an oddly eclectic, if not eccentric, music scene. When you loosen your ears to the sugary indie-pop, you’ll discover discordant notes, odd time signatures, and brutal riffs creating menacing yet catchy music. Their most mature and best effort to date, The Distance Is So Big was recorded at the Magpie Cage with J Robbins (Against Me!, Jawbreaker, The Promise … Read More
Lazy Boyzzz / Wet Nurse – Wet n’ Lazy – split – 7″
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Love Of Everything – Sooner I Wish – 7″
Bobby Burg (Joan of Arc, Make Believe, Vacations) has certainly been active lately.
Within the past couple years he self-released Love of Everything’s seventh full-length, Best In Tensions, and teamed up with Jeremy Bolen (Chin Up Chin Up) to put out a 13-song Vacations 7″.
As well, he’s been a mainstay in Joan of Arc for the last nine years – playing bass on the Chicago-based band's last two albums while touring the U.S. and Europe multiple times in support of those records.
On top of all this, Burg and his wife (ex-LOE drummer) recently got divorced…
As a result, Sooner I Wish, the latest offering from Burg’s solo project Love of Everything, features four of his most personal songs to date.
“A lot of it involves dealing with a divorce and not knowing how to start again with another person,” says Burg. “The lyrics are written from contradictory perspectives, switching line by line between the person who wants to end the relationship and the person who wants to make things work.”
Recorded live with a loop pedal and no overdubs except on the vocals, these tracks feature new drummer Matt Holland (Air Waves, Vacations) and were shaped in moments of down time during Vacations' practices.
Although the record clocks in just below nine minutes, Burg's catchy melodies stick in your head instantly upon first listen and are sure to linger there long after the songs have ended.
Austin Lucas – Live From The White Water Tavern – LP
1. Wash My Sins Away
2. Sleep Well
3. Somebody Loves You
4. Life I’ve Got
5. Go West
6. Man Alive
8. Sun or Snow
9. Man Alive