CD Review: Tennis — Young and Old; Playing Black Cat, March 7 and The EARL, March 10

CD Review: Tennis — Young and Old; Playing Black Cat, March 7 and The EARL, March 10

Tennis
Young and Old
Fat Possum Records

By Justin Lyons

Tennis’ initial record Cape Dory immediately charmed with its indie kid storybook romance: boy meets girl, boy and girl sail across the world, boy and girl make beautiful music together. A solid concept based on the love story of Patrick Riley and Alaina Moore.The album shined with surf pop keys, saccharine hooks and melodic guitar, but much of the debut breezed by without much discerning between tracks. Read more about CD Review: Tennis — Young and Old; Playing Black Cat, March 7 and The EARL, March 10

CD Review: Yuck — Yuck; Playing with Tame Impala at Black Cat, May 6

CD Review: Yuck — Yuck; Playing with Tame Impala at Black Cat, May 6

Yuck
Yuck

Fat Possum

By Ellen E. Eldridge

Seasonal summer colds, the sticky stuff left on your skin after a drive through rush hour traffic in Atlanta, and the band that released its self-titled album, Yuck brings a gross, hanging-over-the-toilet sensation to mind. Yuck won’t send fans rushing to puke, though, and will find satisfied bedfellows among followers of Dinosaur Jr., The Pixies and Sonic Youth with the fuzzed-out, surreal sounding quality to layered music. The sharp guitar solo intro of “Get Away” leads into buried vocals which instantly recall Sonic Youth. Fitting for an act whose label’s motto is “We’re trying our best.” The amateur album cover art appears to be drawn by a pretty disturbed third grader, but the video for the single, “Holing Out,” shows the young band with trippy special effects, patented grunge style power chords, and repetitive vocal harmonies which will speak to any generation that can’t instantly finger the list of influences from the ’90s. Read more about CD Review: Yuck — Yuck; Playing with Tame Impala at Black Cat, May 6

CD Review: Colour Revolt — The Cradle; Playing The EARL, August 20 and Black Cat, September 9

CD Review: Colour Revolt — The Cradle; Playing The EARL, August 20 and Black Cat, September 9

Colour Revolt
The Cradle
New Fear/Dualtone

By Al Kaufman

For all intents and purposes, Colour Revolt should no longer be a band. In the last year they lost their recording contract with Fat Possum, then lost their guitarist, bass player and drummer. But Jesse Coppenbarger and Sean Kirkpatrick, (both vocalists, guitarists and keyboardists) soldiered on. They signed on keyboardist Brooks Tipton and just released The Cradle on their own label, New Fear, which they started after receiving donations from fans. For the CD they hired drummer Daniel Davison (from the band Norma Jean) and former Whigs bassist Hank Sullivan (who also produced the CD) to round out their sound. Read more about CD Review: Colour Revolt — The Cradle; Playing The EARL, August 20 and Black Cat, September 9

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