CT fuzz pop band Furnsss have announced their new self-titled cassette, due out November 13th, and have shared the first track from it “Roll With It.” Listen to the new track above.
Furnsss will on tour with Joy Again this November. See dates below.
11/13/17 – Washington, D.C. @ Above The Bayou
11/14/17 – Savannah, GA @ El Rocko Lounge
11/15/17 – Atlanta, GA @ Mammal Gallery
11/16/17 – New Orleans, LA @ Circle Bar
11/17/17 – San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger
11/19/17 – Birmingham, AL @ The Firehouse
11/20/17 – Knoxville, TN @ Pilot Light
11/21/17 – Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter
11/22/17 – Philadelphia, PA @ PhilaMOCA
Listen to “Roll With It” by Furnsss below.
While Laundry Day’s new album It’s Cool, It’s Whatever is technically the New Haven slacker rock band’s debut full-length, many of these songs have been in the band’s live rotation for some years now. Since the release of their 2014 self-titled EP, the extra time and countless shows the band has played has given the group time to refine these songs both stylistically and performance wise.
Singer-songwriter Alex Burnet has oft stated that while he serves as the group’s principal vocal and songwriter, each member of the group contributes to the songwriting process in a way that couldn’t be achieved otherwise. It shows. Burnet’s lyrics and melodies often have a simple but substantial charm about them that is nicely complimented by the holistic approach these songs take.
This is most evident when listening to the fully produced reprise of previous EP standout, “Seven Seas”, where the band expands on Burnet’s suburban and dreamlike juxtapositions of “monster makeup” and “minivans” with warm harmonies, a light touch of hi-hat, and the company of friends.
Much credit goes to drummer Alexa Ambrose, whose style of playing brings out particular accents that give the album a much more live sounding presence. Both opener “Candy Wrapper” and closer “Joanne” have a rollicking momentum which bestows the otherwise very New Haven album with a universal road-trip-across-America drivability.
In addition to providing vocal harmonies, guitarist Sam Carlson (who dropped a sweet solo record earlier this Spring), offers a grungy contribution “Blunt Guts.” The track gives a similar voice to his concerns about suburban aimlessness but with a more angular hot rod crunch that better suits Laundry Day.
While this fully realized iteration of Laundry Day packs more distortion and punch, late album highlight “Driveway” is a solo acoustic number from Burnet that resonates in its own way. Burnet, who has refrained from saying much beyond the album being born of personal strife, lays it all out here for all to see. In a series of both particular and vague images and events, there are few songs in recent memory that seem so solitary, so reflective of years gone by in a mere momentary flashback.
That being said, this quick isolated moment only accentuates the album’s clear sense of comradery and the power of chemistry found between friends–something that helps elevate the quality of Laundry Day’s brand of indie rock from other like-minded guitar bands.
Listen to It’s Cool, It’s Whatever by Laundry Day below or on Spotify here.
While depraved New Haven fuzz rock act released their most recent record Satan Smile back in 2016, they have still been rolling out the music in various videos. This week, Hellrazor debuted the video for Satan Smile highlight “Ants Vs. Dragons” over at Impose Magazine. Sijmon Gompers describes the video:
“Hellrazor’s video for “Ants vs. Dragons” revolves around a cat headed individual that lords over the entire endeavor as the band makes an eccentric experience out of their humble space… The rhythm & discord heavy dissonance of Hellrazor maintains their rounds of chanted harmonies where the celebration of ecstatic absurdity makes for a DIY art house experience for all aspects of the senses (and certainly for the most discerning of tastes). “
Hellrazor will be playing Crunch House on 9/23 with No One and the Somebodies, Top Nachos, and Lea. Event page here.
Listen to Satan Smile by Hellrazor below:
Who: Laundry Day
What: It’s Cool, It’s Whatever
Where: New Haven, CT
Styles: Indie Rock; Slacker; Fuzz; Blunt Guts
New Haven indie rock band Laundry Day are set to release their long-awaited full length debut It’s Cool, It’s Whatever on September 4th. The album is currently available digital preorder via the band’s Bandcamp page. The band will also be selling cassettes at upcoming shows. Previously, the band issued the album’s first single “World Spins”, listen above or below.
Laundry Day will kick off Manic Presents‘ new “Manic Mondays” series at Cafe Nine in New Haven on September 4th. All shows for “Manic Mondays” are free if you RSVP at Manic Presents’ website. They are 5 dollars at the door. Event page here.
Listen to “World Spins” from It’s Cool, It’s Whatever, below:
Meriden indie rock band Lea has released their full length debut Lea Is Here for streaming on Bandcamp.
Lea is James Fonicello on guitar and vocals, Chris Salvatore on bass, and Jacob Doherty on drums. Lea Is Here was engineered by Jesse Weiss and Jack Pombriant and mixed and mastered by Jesse Weiss.
Lea will be playing with Hellrazor and Ovlov at Sunnyvale in New York on August 22nd. Event Page here.
Listen to Lea Is Here below: