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Quickdraw: Tancred, Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks, Snail Mail, Iceage, Hop Along

March 27, 2018



Tancred – Reviews

Tancred impressed me with their 2016 release, Out Of The Garden, so I’m definitely looking forward to the freshly announced follow-up, Nightstand (due June 1).  Jump all over the sincere first single now.

Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks – Shiggy

A month or two back Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks put out a twang-ish rocker, and I figured that was the direction for the new album.  Nope!  The latest track is wonderfully noisy.  Look for Sparkle Hard on May 18.  The act will be at the Mohawk on July 25.

Snail Mail – Pristine

Snail Mail put on one of the best sets I saw at SXSW, and I can’t to check out their debut LP, Lush (due June 8).  Hard to believe that front woman Lindsey Jordan just graduated high school.  By the way, the band is set to play the Scoot Inn with Japanese Breakfast on April 10.

Iceage – Take It All

Every song released so far off of Iceage’s upcoming album, Beyondless (due May 4), has been next level stuff.  You should be very excited for its release.  I am.  The band will play Barracuda on May 27.

Hop Along – Prior Things

I caught a fairly rough set from Hop Along at SXSW (not really their fault, there were sound issues), but that’s not stopping me from being excited about their upcoming album, Bark Your Head Off, Dog (due April 6).  The new tune off of it is a head turner.

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Quickdraw: Bat Fangs, Car Seat Headrest, Hop Along, Prawn, Soccer Mommy

January 30, 2018



Bat Fangs – Boy Of Summer

Ex Hex bassist Betsy Wright and Flesh Wounds drummer Laura King make up the riffy and very fun Bat Fangs.  Check out their self titled debut when it gets released this Friday.

Car Seat Headrest – Cute Thing

I’m into any song that begins with “I got so fucking romantic, I apologize.”  Car Seat Headrest’s reworking of his older effort, Twin Fantasy, is due out February 16.

Hop Along – How Simple

I’ve never spent much time with Hop Along, but I’m planning on changing that via their third album, Bark Your Head Off (due April 6).  The first single is a fantastic slice of indie rock.

Prawn – Rooftops

If I had heard this Prawn song in 2005 when I was the height of my love for emo, I would have probably freaked out – it’s so good.  Run is out now.  On another note, why didn’t I go see these guys when they played Sidewinder last week?

Soccer Mommy – Your Dog & Cool

I whiffed on the first Soccer Mommy single, Your Dog, so I’m combining with their new one, Cool.  Both are great.  Clean is due out March 2.  You can see the act at Antone’s on February 10.

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