Friday, October 12, 2012

Thursday, October 11, 2012


10/26 - Brother's Lounge w/ Weakwick, and Yuppies
11/2 - The Sandbox w/ Child Bite, Sun Settings, and Dirt
11/8 - Minneapolis @ Medusa w/ Weakwick and American Cream
11/9 - Chicago @ Burlington Bar w/ Weakwick, Maco Sika, and Zelionople
11/10 - Iowa City @ TBA w/ Weakwick

Monday, October 1, 2012


Hide your beers and lose your fears, it’s Baby Tears with Rusty Years! I thought their 7″ from a few months ago was cool, and this new album expands on that nicely, tapping a keg of dirty, maniacal punk rock and letting it flow. Reminds me a whole lot of TV Ghost, in the way that the bass and drums drive the music and the guitarist and vocalist just kinda cackle and scream over top. Maybe a touch of Mukilteo Fairies when they really get wound up, and as I’m pretty sure these guys were buds with Excelsior back in the day, so maybe a touch of their riff-rock splendor, too? I’ll be honest, I couldn’t figure out if this was a 45 or 33 for a while (neither sounded quite “right”), but I have confirmed it’s a 33, meaning the music is actually burly and grizzled instead of sounding like Crazy Spirit. If any songs in particular really blew my mind, I’d tell you to race out and pick up a copy, but as it’s really just a good sound, my recommendation stays at the “check them out when they come to your town” level. That’s my plan! Yellow Green Red