Saturday, August 17, 2013

NEW SONG: Joanna Gruesome - "Sugarcrush" from Weird Sister, out Sept. 10

We recently featured music from Cardiff noise pop group Joanna Gruesome via HHBTM and Fortuna Pop - it was a single, "Do You Really Wanna Know Why Yr Still in Love with Me" b/w "Lemonade Grrl" (WYMA post here). They're ready to release their first album, Weird Sister - and in addition to Fortuna Pop over there, have enlisted Slumberland in the US.

Here's an advance track from the album - "Sugarcrush" - same great guitars, same lush female vocals. It's actually a little faster, and the tension between the super-sweet vocals and the rushing guitar and rhythm section (and the last minute's descent into guitar-driven chaos) creates terrific expectations for this record:

They previously shared another advance track -"Secret Surprise" - and I'm sharing it with you, to make you want to get this thing when it comes out. This one starts out with a tougher edge, shouted vocals, but their guitar attack and harmony vocals are in there, too. They create and relieve a lot of tension with this stuff - it's exciting music:

Joanna Gruesome website
Slumberland Records

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