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.
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
We are super excited about getting this great full-length by Awkward Age on vinyl in the very near future. If you haven’t checked out Awkward Age yet, you can stream/download the entire record below. The best description of them that I’ve heard so far is, “think Superchunk meet Descendents.” Listen below and judge for yourself. If you live in the US, a preorder will be popping up very soon for you. CR-004 Pressing Info: 400 Black vinyl 100 Blue … Read More
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“We are genuinely stoked to announce the physical release of the second Attica! Attica! full length, “Napalm and Nitrogen”. Previously known as the singer for De La Hoya and Marathon, our good friend Aaron Scott has created an amazing acoustic career under the A!A! name. Napalm and Nitrogen has been available for a bit in the digital only format and we thought it only proper to give it a sweet vinyl release.
Limited to 500 and on 3 different colors, Napalm and Nitrogen is a must have for fans of good music. Following Aaron through his well publicized bike tour (Aaron toured the entire eastern seaboard on his bike playing shows along the way),his stints at the fest, or his recent help with the “Don’t Hang Out in Front of the House” compilation, A!A! is something that we’ve been huge fans of and are happy to be a part of.”
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
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