After a nice 3 week break, a long weekend at ATP and then 2 weeks in New York/Boston/New Haven for New York popfest and other assorted pop shows means I have a mountain of stuff to blog about. I came back from the USA with what felt like a suitcase full of CDs/7″‘s and LPs. I aim to post up on the good and great of these over the next week or so. If that wasn’t enough another pack from the ever reliable Hozac Records arrived this morning.
But I’ll start with a video, one of the finds of Popfest for me, was Gold-Bears, from Atlanta, Georgia. I took one video of their show it was their closing song. I’ve got no clue what it’s called but I do know that it is superb. Enjoy!
Gold Bears are another band that are playing New York Popfest in May. I also hadn’t heard of them before scanning the line-up. Infact they are so new as to not have released anything yet. Their debut 7” single is set for release in early 2010 via Magic Marker Records, followed shortly thereafter by a 7” on Cloudberry Records. So that’s too rather fab labels that have taken a shine to the band.
Their My Space is a little shy on songs with only two rough mixes (‘Tally’ and ‘Jezzer’ for streaming). Both are catchy enough to suggest that the label interest is warranted. With big burst of fuzzy guitar that sits somewhere between indiepop and rawkus noises that made Dinosaur Jr. famous 20 odd years ago. The band describe themselves as ‘Twee Punk’. Ugh. The dread T word. But the songs are what counts here and the two rough mixes show promise. I am looking forward to catching the band at Spike Hill on May 22nd.