So excited for Soundcheque Mondays this week! A few reasons: 1) we just dropped our new issue of Color 10.3 a few days ago, so I have a whole new crop of reviews to pick from... this cheers me more then you know! 2) We just finished up a week of partying while KnowShow was in town, and I'm happy to have some work that doesn't involve small talk & shots of Jameson... 3) White Lung is badass & featured in the new issue & Mish is great!
On a side note, does anyone even read these things?! haha
White Lung’s new full-length Sorry is a definite leap forward for the band and embodies a mixture of sounds from nü age muscle music to steampunk to rap metal, all with a neo-feminist twist. Just kidding! (Did you believe me?) They’ve really pushed their songwriting here with a much faster tempo mixed with those lovable disjointed fish ‘n chips guitar lines and intricate bass thunder tips. Vocalist Mish Way has even changed her style from “drowning sasquatch in heat” to “a picnic with Jesus on Cinco De Mayo.” A greater focus on melody is apparent in songs like “Bag” and “Glue.” Ten songs, all of them movers and shakers, will leave you feeling happy, or sad, or mad. Maybe even hungry. The point is, you will feel something, unless you are an emotional coward like me. The record also features the best album cover I have ever seen with my own eyes.
—Bobby Lawn, Color Magazine 10.3
See ya next week!
What is Soundcheque Mondays anyway? Every week, I'll be posting a music review direct from the pages of Color that deserves another go-around, plus a video from the band so you get to hear the actual music that goes along with it. Win/Win!
Monday Feb 6, 2012 Soft Moon
Monday Feb 13, 2012 Cloud Nothings
Monday Feb 20, 2012 Nirvana
Monday Feb 27, 2012 Maria Minerva
Tuesday Mar 6, 2012 Royal Trux
Tuesday Mar 13, 2012 Zzbra
Monday July 16, 2012 Mac Demarco
Monday July 23, 2012 Ty Segall/White Fence
Monday July 30, 2012 Hush Arbors/Arbouretum
Tuesday Aug 7, 2012 Rap Goofz