Saturday, November 19, 2011

This Weeks Short Bursts :: Hallelujah The Hills, Young Dreams, & Yale, Massachusetts

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Wednesday brought us Amatuers the new two sided single from Boston's indie pop goliaths, Hallelujah The Hills. Neither of these tracks will be included on the bands next LP, III which is due out early next year. The A -side, Amateurs is spell-a-long rallying cry with fuzzy guitars, banjo, and fronter another set of superb anthemic lyrics from HTH lynchpin Ryan Walsh.

"Big time issues in air tight jars
There’s a furnace fuel that can outpace cars
We all made the cut so let’s break some laws
Can you turn me up in the speakers

The b-side, The Girls Are Here is equally as impressive and possible a little more triumphant, complete with female backing vocals courtesy of Noell Dorsey, Leah Hennessy, &y very Sleepy Very Sleepy's Katie Von Schleicher that add a certian sweetness to the bands already expansive canvas. You can grab a copy of the singles from the Hallelujah The Hills Bandcamp, for the ridiculously fair price of $2.00, and we recommend you get to that immediately.

The 10 piece Nordic pop collective, Young Dreams have announced that they have recently inked a deal with Australia's Modular Records. Last year when Young Dreams' multi-instrumentalist and mastermind, Matias Tellez posted three tracks to his bands Facebook page, Young Dreams became the immediate focus of international blog buzz and ended up on last summers festival circuit, with appearances at Larm, Camped Crawl, and Hove Festival. Young Dreams are readying their debut full length, due out in 2012.

The collectives eponymous track is an impressive marriage of psych, tropicalia,and borouque pop and completely in our wheel house.

Young Dreams - Young Dreams by modularpeople

Boston's rising punks, Yale,Massachusetts will return to O'Brien's on December 4th, the site of last weeks raucous Act Like You've Been Here EP release show, you should probably just go ahead and cancel any other plans for that night right now. The new EP stands firmly within the power punk camp, with rhythmic complexity of math rock and the pop sensibilities of emo's first wave . The EP's closing track and superbly titled , Keep it Shitty is a high speed power punk anthem. Remember that time when you took all that trucker speed and listened to Sorry Ma, I Forgot To Take Out The Trash? Kinda like that.

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