Saturday, July 6, 2013

New EP from Spanish punks Pennycocks - Devils, Kids & Gypsies

Pennycocks are a brash, pure old-school punk outfit from Barcelona. We became familiar with their sound last year (WYMA post here). Not much has changed, but why should it? They've still got that breakneck pace, snarling vocals and rough, ragged guitar lines - everything you want in a punk band. 

Here's "It's My Life":

Here's "I Need A Job" - love the Johnny Thunder-style guitar on this one:

Punk rock in broken English, just for you from BCore Disc, via When You Motor Away... You're welcome.

REVIEW: Graham Repulski - Cop Art

New Jersey band Graham Repulski has released a fuzzy, catchy lo-fi beauty of a record called Cop Art. I had no familiarity with this band before hearing this album, but it was sent to me with the assurance that, based on the name of our blog, it might hit a sweet spot. And it certainly has. For the most part, it sticks to a formula of simple guitar lines and distorted vocals. The first track "Marathon #1" contains a repeated, insistent guitar line that sort of builds the anticipation for what's next. And what's next is a slice of unvarnished, British Invasion-inspired fuzz pop, "Smile Across Your Legs":

"Rip Van Winkle" is terrific, and plays like something from Vampire On Titus - consider the line "I see chicks and cosmic bricks" or is it "Icy chicks"?

And "Why I Don't Believe In Anything" - at 3:26, it's the longest track on the record and has time to explore a couple of guitar freakouts, and a near-meltdown, along with the Pollard-inspired vocals:

This record is noisy, catchy and charming. It's intentionally lo-fi, which is part of its charm, but only part. The charm would be lost if it lacked the kind of hooks that are packed into this compact gem (13 songs in about 24 minutes). Check it out at Big School Records, friends of WYMA who have sent us other good records like Shy Mirrors' Negative Collector and Norwegian Arms' Wolf Like A Stray Dog.

Learn more, download for name-your-price (for now), or buy a limited edition vinyl at Big School Records. If you still pull out your old copies (or proudly play your new digital copies) of Propeller, Bakesale or Crappin' You Negative, don't waste any time... this is for you.

REVIEW: James Younger - Feelin' American

James Younger released his debut album, Feelin’ American this week on Light Organ Records. To risk using an overused term, this is feel-good rock music that shows off a terrific pop-rock talent. Younger has loaded this album with truly enjoyable, timeless pop hooks and guitar riffs... each song seems catchier than the one before. He's a Brit-turned-American-turned-Canadian with a seemingly limitless well of hooks inspired by artists and traditions from both sides of the Atlantic. It's loose and easygoing - you can't help but bop along until you can learn the words, at which time you'll be singing out loud.

Here's the lead single, "Monday Morning":

And here's "Never Easy":

Echoes of some of my favorite guitar pop resound throughout the album - it calls to mind older stuff like The Byrds, ELO, Tom Petty and George Harrison's solo work, and more recent stuff like The Strokes - like their work, it's retro but new. If you're gonna synthesize a bunch of influences, it can turn out great as long as they are great ones... and as long as the guy pulling it all together has this kind of talent. Check out the harmony vocals on "Here And Gone", the way he jumps into the chorus, it's just impeccable:

This is beautiful stuff, and ought to become part of your summer soundtrack. Learn more, listen or buy at his website.

James Younger Facebook
Light Organ Records

New Hard Rock Discovery: Poverty Hollow - Poverty Hollow EP

Poverty Hollow is a Connecticut guitar-rock band led by Will Rutledge. The band recently changed their name from Suns and released the song "Rocks", a 4:22 number that meanders along with melodic guitar and impassioned vocals until the guitars pick up about a minute in, gradually building up to a nearly metallic roar:

They have a 4-song EP available at their Bandcamp page, where you can order a cassette or download for "name your price" - and some tour dates in the Northeast.

7/13 - Springfield, MA @ BRAMBLE JAM II
7/20 - Boston, MA @ JP Drive-In
7/22 - Montclair, NJ @ The Meatlocker
7/23- Brooklyn, NY @ Big Snow Buffalo Lodge
7/24 - New Haven, CT @ Fort Flesh*

Poverty Hollow website

Introducing: Lost Ghosts, with free download

Lost Ghosts are a new four-piece from Glasgow, comprised of music students who met at school and in the city's thriving music scene.  It is difficult to tell much about a group's influences or direction from one song.  But based on "Tunnels", we can determine that Lost Ghosts can write and perform an excellent song, and that their lead singer is deserving of a wide audience.  The interplay of the synths and guitar provides a '80s touch to my ears, which is not a bad thing.  And with the loud/soft dynamic, changes of tempo, strong melodic elements, and build to a rousing finish, the song is a carnival of delightful pieces artfully woven together.

"Tunnels" is out now.  You can stream it below, and download it for free.

Lost Ghosts are Gabriella Biazotti (vocals/synth/violin), Gary Carlton (drums/percussion/backing vocals), Derek Connor (guitar/synth), and Daniel Young (bass/backing vocals).


Teenage China - Forth

Teenage China are a Scottish five-piece whose musical sweet spot is hard-edged rock with a melodic core.  Their three-track EP, Forth, is a DIY affair in terms of financing and production.  They want to earn your ears, and they've made Forth available on a name your price basis via Bandcamp.  The kids have the passion and the drive.  If you are a post-hardcore fan, committed or casual, give them a chance.

The members of Teenage China are Ged Cartwright (lead vocals), Barry Topping (guitar/vocals), Richard Fish (guitar/vocals), Francis Morgan (drums/vocals), and Simon Watt (bass/vocals).


Friday, July 5, 2013

REVIEW: The Hunting Club - Holiday Beach EP

The Hunting Club has been making music since 2007, but the Holiday Beach EP is their first official release.  The Hunting Club was initially founded by Tim Damon (guitar/vocals) and Matt St. Clair (guitar/vocals) and in 2011 added Josh McCormick (keyboards), Ray McCoy (bass) and John Maiello (drums). In addition to their twin guitars and soulful, reverb-laced vocals, also notable are McCormick's terrific, somewhat understated keyboards (on "These Are The Days", specifically) and the backbeat and vocal harmonies. This is a tight band, clearly having a great time playing together.

Here's "Shouldn't Be So Easy":

The little blips and beeps with the keyboards are a nice contrast to the warm, sort of retro tone on the guitars and vocals on this song, and the changes in tempo add to a sort of melancholy feel in the middle of the song, until they cut loose with the guitars on the last half. "Still Sorta New" has a little more of a country feel - they play it slow until picking up about halfway through and putting the guitars in gear.

"Wolf Pack" shows they can play a blues tempo very well, until they get the guitars screaming into almost punk/metal territory in the last minute or so. The closing track, "This Is (How I Know)" actually veers into a sort of afro-pop guitar for a little while, but in the end the twin electric guitars take over again. Just in case you're wondering, what I like most about this record is their willingness to rock out on the guitars, at some point, on every track.

This is a terrific debut from a rock band that is showing very good songwriting and excellent chops. You can buy a limited edition vinyl from the label, Hood Cabin or buy directly from Bandcamp.

The Hunting Club Facebook
Hood Cabin Records

New video from Golden Suits - "Swimming in '99" - debut album due out Aug 20

Golden Suits is Department of Eagles member Fred Nicolaus, and he's got an album due out later this summer. We recently shared the first advance single off the album, "Didn't I Warn You" and are happy to be able to share another - "Swimming in '99". This one has a video with a theme of traversing NYC (along with an accompanying bit on Google Maps), and it also has the easygoing, pretty, kind of chamber-folk-pop sound we noted on "Didn't I Warn You":

And in case you missed it, here's the widget to download "Didn't I Warn You", courtesy of Golden Suits and Yep Roc:

Golden Suits website
Yep Roc Records

Friday Nuggets: MC5 "Sister Anne"

Hard to imagine a much better photo for the 4th of July than this one of the MC5. 

And when we talk about garage rock, certainly no one did it with more verve, innovation and sheer musical mayhem than the mighty MC5. They transcended all boundaries and owed as much to Sun Ra as they did to "Louie Louie". 

One of my favorites of theirs is "Sister Anne", written with absolute affection about a nun who taught Fred "Sonic" Smith in grade school. The song was on their third LP High Time. which came out in 1971. 


Growing up in Detroit like I did while the MC5 were still around was an honor. 

Thursday, July 4, 2013

REVIEW: a.c. acoustics - Victory Parts / The Silver Echo & The Golden Echo (live at Reading)

Formed in Glasgow in 1990 by Paul Campion (vocals/guitar) and Caz Riley (bass), a.c. acoustics enjoyed a 12 year run of recording and shows.  Despite musical talent, quality songwriting and fans in the industry, they were unable to capture a wide audience.  The band started out as a noise pop band with an experimental bent (violins and saxophones were included from time to time), but evolved to more of a multi-textured rock sound by the second half of the '90s.  Additional members were Dave Gormley (drums/vocals) and Roger Ward (guitar), replaced by '97 by Mark Raine (guitar/vocals/organ).

Their discography included multiple EPs and four LPs.  Fire Records gave their third album, 2000's Understanding Music the reissue treatment.  Now, One Little Indian has resurrected the critically well-received second album, Victory Parts in a tastefully beefed-up release.  Available on two CDs or digital download, the package includes the re-mastered album, three rare extra tracks, and a live set, The Silver Echo & the Golden Echo, recorded at the Reading Festival in 1996.

Any long-time fan of the band will need little encouragement to reach for Victory Parts / The Silver Echo & The Golden Echo (live at Reading); if you know the a.c. acoustics, you know that this compilation is like finding an unexpired gift card or a long-forgotten bottle of cask strength single malt.  But in my view the appeal of this record should go beyond the existing fans.  This really is very good pop music.  The guitars are loud but melodic, the lyrics poetic, and the percussion and bass assured.   I think that if you were asked to name an album that encapsulates most of what was good about '90s rock music, Victory Parts should be on the short list.  Get it, and play it loud.  You deserve it.

A live version of "I Messiah Am Jailer", performed at the T in the Park festival --

One Little Indian

New Summer Cannibals Track - "Hey/I Was Saved" from No Makeup - due out Aug 6

We recently featured an advance track, "Wear Me Out", by the Summer Cannibals from their forthcoming album - WYMA post here - and are glad to be able to share another one with you. Here's "Hey/I Was Saved" from No Makeup - due out August 6 on Portland's New Moss Records:

Jessica Boudreaux sings and plays guitars, and Marc Swart plays guitars, too. I thought I detected a Breeders vibe on the previous track, "Wear Me Out" - and I still do here, although the guitars growl a little more on this one. Two songs, two winners so far... Looking forward to this album.

Summer Cannibals website
New Moss Records 

Introducing: Annie Eve

I know that at age 21 I wasn't releasing an EP on Young and Lost Club and playing gigs around the UK.  And that is a good thing for both the fine label and the good music fans of the UK.  But 21 year old Annie Eve has been playing guitar since age 13 and, after sampling influences from blues artists to Patti Smith and much in between, has released her debut four-track self-titled EP.  And as an introduction to the music world, I think Annie Eve EP is a remarkable opening statement.  This isn't tentative young singer-songwriter fare.  The voice is unique, and the phrasing is captivating.  The themes mix the sweet sunlight with the uncertainty and darkness.  Try out the opening track, "Bodyweight", and I think you'll agree that you want to continue listening.

"Elvis" is a more traditional arrangement, but showcases Annie's vocal ability.  I suspect the young Londoner could two-step into Nashville and more than hold her own.  By the way, "Elvis" appears twice on the EP, the second track is the studio version while the fourth track is a live performance.  The latter is presented here.

Here is the video for "Bodyweight" --

It is difficult to make firm pronouncements about an artist after four tracks, but my sense is that there is a feral magic to Annie Eve's music that is the honest product of a talented and intuitive performer.

Annie Eve EP is out now via Young and Lost Club and is available at iTunes and Amazon.

Young and Lost Club

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Mount Moriah - new video for "White Sands" from Miracle Temple

Mount Moriah has made one of the best records of 2013 - Miracle Temple. The album is just by-God beautiful, and one of the best songs on it is "White Sands" - the combination of Heather McEntire's sweet but gritty voice and Jenks Miller's devastatingly efficient country-rock guitar make an unbeatable combination.

The best thing about the video? You get to watch plenty of both:

We previously reviewed the album (WYMA review here) and will continue to sing its praises throughout the year... You can learn more, or buy at Merge Records.

Reverberation #69

The folks at Reverberation Radio have once again pulled back the covers to expose long forgotten or never-known tunes.  This week the music runs the gamut from Utah heavy metal pioneers Merkin Manor to Nigerien funkster Joe Moks back to Texan Wendell Austin's twisted country view of life and back to some tastefull blues licks from the "Iceman" - Albert Collins.  Enjoy this Independence Eve musical interlude.

1. Le Seigneur Rochereau - Laisse-toi Aime
2. Wendell Austin and The Country Swings - LSD
3. Gortopia - Marley Purt Drive
4. The Cross Cuts - Lonely Beach
5. Joe Moks - Boys and Girls
6. Albert Collins - Thaw-Out
7. Regional Garland - Chillin’ Out
8. Tanya Tucker - New York City Song
9. Johnny Williams -  Another Love
10. Merkin Manor - Goodbye

New track from Chris Shiflett & The Dead Peasants - "Live Fast, Love Hard, Die Young"

Foo Fighters guitarist Chris Shiflett and his country band, The Dead Peasants, have an album due out soon - All Hat And No Cattle. We shared a couple of tracks previously (WYMA post here), and this time they're sharing some serious honky-tonk, Faron Young's "Live Fast, Love Hard, Die Young":

Here's the track list:

1. Guitar Pickin' Man (Don Rich and the Buckaroos)
2. Good Time Charlie's (Del Reeves) 
3. Pop A Top (Jim Ed Brown) 
4. Happy Part Of Town (Wynn Stewart) 
5. Skid Row (Merle Haggard) 
6. Live Fast, Love Hard, Die Young (Faron Young) 
7. Playboy (Wynn Stewart) 
8. King Of Fools (Buck Owens) 
9. A Woman Like You (ORIGINAL)
10. Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way? (Waylon Jennings) 

You can listen to other tracks and pre-order at their website.

Chris Shiflett and the Dead Peasants website

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

REVIEW: Teen Getaway - Hits and Missives

When we last heard from Janet Elizabeth Simpson she was providing exceptional vocals for Alabama's Delicate Cutters (our review here).  Since we writers like to categorize to explain our thoughts, we (respectfully) placed Ms. Simpson in the box marked Southern Gothic Rock.  The thing about these artistic types, however, is that they don't always stay in the boxes.  And so it is here: Janet (guitar/vocals) is out of that box and making noise with her college buddies, Jim Fahy (guitar/vocals), Andy Sizemore (bass) and Spencer C. Shoults (drums) in Teen Getaway.  And what glorious noise it is!  The band calls their music "bubblegum skronk", and without thinking all too deeply about the name, it seems to fit Hits and Missives pretty damn well.

Hits and Missives is college rock. punk pop and indie pop squeezed through a southern rock filter with a few doses of funk and weird in the seasoning.  It is a 13-track kettle of tasty hooks swimming in an equally tasty broth of clanging, chugging, distorted guitars.  There are some surprising (and delightful) elements of cutting edge acts from the past such as Television and Pere Ubu.  And there is an absolute need for volume.  Albums like this are liable to give Alabama rock a good reputation.

Teen Getaway begins proceedings with a bit of a tease, as track one starts out light and airy.  But after playing with the listener for a minute the band gets down into being ... well ... Teen Getaway.  The next song, "Explode!", seems to me to be an unofficial calling card for the album.  Enjoy -

"Raoul" takes a more punk path to joy --

And here Janet tweaks your heart with a slice of indie pop, southern belle style --

Hits and Missives is out now on Atlanta label This Is American Music.  We've lavished some well-deserved praise on the label in the past, so I'll be a bit more focused here.  Without TIAM I would be relatively clueless about the quality of the Birmingham rock scene.  And that would make me very sad.

This Is American Music

"Molten Gold" from The Chills

Released today, on the 50th birthday of Martin Phillipps, the primary songwriter for The Chills, "Molten Gold" is the first new song from the New Zealand band since 1996.  And what a song it is.  It could easily fit into the band's fine compilation Heavenly Pop Hits (which is an album that I regularly play).  For those inclined to augment their summer playlist, it is available at iTunes, and probably other digital outlets.

The song is released by UK label Fire Records, which has announced that it will be doing more work with The Chills.  For us indie pop fans, this is good news indeed.

Fire Records

REVIEW: Tripwires - Spacehopper

One of the first things one notices about Spacehopper, the debut LP from Reading, UK's Tripwires is wide array of textures presented in the course of its eleven tracks.  A listener inclined to play "spot the genre will find bits of psychedelia, grunge, '90s Britpop, some arena guitar hero, dreampop, and a lot of shoegaze. But the constants are melody, driving guitars and a confident aim at creating music in a wide scale.  Moreover, and perhaps as a consequence of the band's six years honing their sound, styles and influences are so adroitly blended together that it all remains unmistakably a product of Tripwires.

The album begins with the cinematic title track, featuring a soft/loud dynamic that evolves to power chords over a throbbing rhythm section. "Plastecene" keeps things moving with distorted guitars and anguished vocals.  "Feedback Loop" relaxes the pace a bit (but only a bit) before the showcase tune "Shimmer".

The remaining tracks of Spacehopper include dense shoegaze anthems and slower paced dreampop songs.  But the attention to detail and carefully constructed sonic layers remains consistent to the final note.  It is a very satisfying listen, and a remarkable debut album.


New video from Matthew J. Tow - "It's Gonna Be Alright" from The Way Of Things

Recently we reviewed the excellent new psychedelic singer/songwriter album from Australia's Matthew J. Tow (WYMA review here). I found it expansive, warm and altogether wonderful, nowhere more so than this song with a message of encouragement and reassurance. The video, which premiered recently on Huffington Post, is excellent and reinforces the message of the song:

The album is out now on Xemu Records.

Matthew J. Tow website

Monday, July 1, 2013

REVIEW: Perhapst - Revise Your Maps

John Moen - drummer and harmony right-hand for the Decemberists, Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks, Elliott Smith, and Robert Pollard's Boston Spaceships, as well as the former front man of Portland’s legendary Maroons - has put together a wonderfully melodic rock album under the name Perhapst.

Revise Your Maps opens with "Birds off a Wire," an example of Moen’s style - the falsetto vocal, the slightly reverb-touched rhythm guitars, the jangly solos and the piano - it's all just about perfect. And the second track, Willamette Valley Ballad (free download available here) traverses similar territory, except with terrific harmony vocals instead of the falsetto - and a little more emphasis on the guitar. There are touches of R.E.M., but also touches of more mainstream, melodic guitar rock like, say, Boston. (Come on, this guy is in Boston Spaceships - no strangers to huge guitar melody).

At this point, if you think Moen is making a full album of this stuff, it's definitely something you can settle in for. In fact, if all this album had was 13 songs of this, it would be near the top of my 2013 list. But Moen is displaying his melodic sense in all kinds of ways - "Ramble Scramble" features some keyboards and an upbeat tempo that somehow embodies the catchiest British pop (think Kinks, Squeeze) and country rock (think Parsons, Young) at the same time. And again, he doesn't skimp on the guitars. The title track features more of a country feel, with some steel guitar and mandolin, and a slower tempo. And it has a chorus that is irresistible - you'll be singing along, probably swaying too. But then "Sorrow & Shame" is a rollicking rocker with guitar, piano and drums pounding along at a terrific pace.

I'm going to predict that Revise Your Maps will be on my top ten at the end of the year - mainly because, half a dozen listens in, I am still finding things to love about it. Check out the vocal harmonies on the chorus of "Highlife" (even the way his voice slightly breaks - there are so many similiar touches), or the slightly goofy falsetto vocal offset by a boogie guitar on "Offering the Blues". Or the baroque pop and pretty vocal in "Thousand Words". The guitars on "Queen Mary"... The echoes of 70's Laurel Canyon country rock on the vocals on "Lightlow Nightowl", the closing cut... Man, there is joy all over this record.

I think it's natural to assume that Moen, the drummer, is imbibing influences from all the bands he's played in. Given the massive talent on display here, I'm going to guess that his input into these other projects (including Elliott Smith, The Jicks, The Decemberists, and Boston Spaceships) are greater than I ever thought... and for the record, I thought his drumming was essential to Let It Beard, my #2 record of the year 2011.

Recorded and produced by Jonathan Drews (Sunset Valley) at Drews' Last of the Explorers studio, the album was released last week (June 25) on Jealous Butcher Records.

Perhapst website

The Stanleys - "Kid's Gonna Rock" - New Single and World Tour

The Stanleys are a power-pop outfit from Australia that really get around. Their latest release is a 7" single "Kid's Gonna Rock" which was produced by US producers Ken Stringfellow and Andy Lawson. Stringfellow is perhaps well-known to WYMA readers for his work with R.E.M., among others. And not only do The Stanleys get good production work stateside, they are embarking on a world tour that is truly a world tour. Starting on the US West Coast, working their way east, and east, and east... they just keep on going... around the world.

Here's "Kid's Gonna Rock" -upbeat power pop with strong guitars:

And here's "What Are We Gonna Do?":

They've got that classic guitar pop sound down pat - available on purple vinyl, no less. Click through either of the Bandcamp links to buy the record. And definitely look them up if you're lucky enough to be in a town they are coming to... Seriously, check out this itinerary. Big in Japan is one thing, but Big in Latvia? Amazing:

Thurs 4 July Old Towne Pub--Pasadena, USA
Fri 5 July House of Blues--Hollywood, USA
Sat 6 July The Mint--Los Angeles, USA
Sun 7 July Cake Shop--NYC, USA
Mon 8 July Goodbye Blue Monday--Brooklyn, USA
Wed 10 July Dark Side Club--Helsinki, Finland
Thurs 11 July Bastioni Aed (Bastion Gardens)--Tallinn, Estonia
Fri 12 July Krooks--Tartu, Estonia
Sat 13 July Summer Sound Festival--Liepaja, Latvia
Sun 14 July Funny Fox--Riga, Latvia
Mon 15 July Funny Fox--Riga, Latvia
Tues 16 July Funny Fox--Riga, Latvia
Wed 17 July Funny Fox--Riga, Latvia
Thurs 18 July Depo Club--Riga, Latvia
Fri 19 July Fonoklubs--Cesis, Latvia
Sat 20 July Cherry Festival--Zagare, Lithuania
Sun 21 July Positivus Festival--Salacgriva, Latvia
Wed 24 July Red Sugar Bar--Shaoxing, China
Thurs 25 July CMK Livehouse--Ningbo, China
Fri 26 July Vox--Wuhan, China
Sat 27 July Old What Bar--Beijing, China
Thurs 8 August The Mustang Bar--Perth, Australia
Fri 16 August Beat Nightclub--Perth Australia

Sunday, June 30, 2013

REVIEW: Future Primitives - Songs We Taught Ourselves

The Future Primitives are a garage rock/proto-punk trio from Cape Town, South Africa. The band consists of Johnny Tex on guitar and vocals, Heino Retief on bass and backing vocals, and Warren Fisher on drums. I received this record from Casbah Records, who've sent us some good garage rock/rockabilly like Owen Temple Quartet and Mesa Cosa, so I was inclined to pay attention. It looked like an album of covers, so my expectations were a bit modest. And I am blown away by this record and this band. They're playing in a bit of the same territory as some other WYMA favorites like The Allah-La's and Ty Segall. Their approach is a bit more, uh, primitive, but at the same time they sacrifice nothing in the way of musicianship - the bass really drives things along here, while the drums and guitars are free to go on all sorts of wild flights. 

Songs We Taught Ourselves is their second album, and not only is it well-played and well-recorded (even given the self-imposed limitations, the sound is very true), it's a bit of a Nuggets/garage rock education, which is nectar to us at WYMA. Given our year-long dedication to revisit a 60's garage rock classic every single Friday, it's as though the Future Primitives picked 13 of their favorites just for us. And of course, education that's fun gets us involved. The album is a bit of a trip through garage, punk and primitive psychedelic rock history, featuring songs by Captain Beefheart, The Mummies, Link Wray (yes, "Rumble"), The Haunted, The Milkshakes and others you may or may not know. But it's for sure you will want to know them all by the time you've finished with this record.

Here's "She's Mine" - originally released by The Children of Darkness on Royce Records in 1966:

And here's "Everybody Up", a surf gem from Fender IV:

Fender IV were a band from Baltimore who moved to California in 1965 because... well, just listen to this stuff. Where would you go?

And perhaps my favorite track on the record - a cover of "We Sell Soul" by The Spades. The Spades were Roky Erickson's first band:

Why is a band from South Africa playing this stuff? Because they can, and once you've listened all the way through, I think you will agree that they should. I could listen to this record for a long, long time and not get tired of it. To play stuff this simple, this primitive, and still make it interesting is not an easy thing. 

Songs We Taught Ourselves is available from Casbah Records on Bandcamp - follow the links at any of the tracks and make yourself happy, and supply yourself with an absolutely slamming soundtrack for your next beach or backyard party.

Future Primitives website