February 20, 2013

Lovely Bad Things - "Hear or Anywhere"

La Mirada's Lovely Bad Things wooed me a few years back with the lovable handrawn art, jubilant bonfire-on-the-beach vibe, and sharp cutting melodies of their Shark Week and New Ghost / Old Waves cassettes. Now, freshly signed to Volcom Entertainment, the quartet are set to release their very first long player: The Late Great Whatever. Brimming with Star Wars and Randy Savage references, forceful driving beats, crashing fuzzed-out waves of guitars, and dynamic rotating lead vocals, the group's charming brand of garage rock is poised to commence world domination. Below, peep the sweeping and massively appealing Lauren Curtius-sung "Hear or Anywhere," which for some reason at the moment is taking me back to 1995 and Kevin Smith's excellent punk-smattered Mallrats soundtrack. As Brodie once poetically explained: "Breakfast, shmreakfast. Look at the score, for Christ's sake. It's only the second period and I'm up 12 to 2. Breakfasts come and go, Rene, but Hartford, 'the Whale,' they only beat Vancouver once, maybe twice in a lifetime."

Pre-order the record from Volcom.

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