April 29, 2013

Sound Bites: Bunny's A Swine, Savages and Ty Segall

Bunny's A Swine's "Lasell"

Dinosaur Jr. Thurston Moore. Justin Pizzoferrato. Dinosaur Jr. Thurston Moore. Justin Pizzoferrato. Dinosaur Jr. Thurston Moore. Justin Pizzoferrato. Dinosaur Jr. Thurston Moore. Justin Pizzoferrato. Rinse. Recycle. Repeat. It's become a cliché (maybe running joke?) amongst the major tastemakers to point out these three influential local noise characters when talking about any of the new sounds popping out from Western Massachusetts in the form of AS endorsed acts like California X, Potty Mouth, Speedy Ortiz and Young Adults, but as a 413 resident myself, AS will be the first to tell you that the five college area has a healthy earthy-crunch in its indie rock scene as well. Bunny's A Swine are one such example, a trio of Northampton neighbors who are equal parts Pavement as much as they are the well-spun coffee folk that tends to inhabit the Iron Horse's spaces, and they've just unveiled "Lassell" (via Stereogum,) the first preview off their fourth LP Calling Out, due out in June on Tiny Radars. First dibs on their new effort go to everyone attending The Thing In the Spring festival in downtown Peterborough, NH, featuring the likes of Mark Kozelek, Lee Ranaldo, Speedy Ortiz and a special acoustic set from PILE.

Savages' Silence Yourself

Are you sick of Savages, yet? It takes a lot to stomach a highly buzzed about sound who has been on AwkwardSound's radar since last fall's CMJ, but Savages are a different animal, and so sounds to be their Matador debut Silence Yourself. AS has already brought you three previews of visceral anguish, dark self-reflective insight and furious post-punk in "She Will," "Shut Up" and "No Face," and now you can stream the entire headbutt from the London quartet below to see if all the talk about a band who would rather you not is well worth the attention. Silence Yourself will officially be out next Tuesday, May 7th.

Ty Segall's "Music for a Film 1"

It's usually around this time of year when San Francisco garage rock wunderkind Ty Segall and his prolific ways begins to rear their head for the year, and today was an exceptionally great example of just that. He started off by releasing his half of a brand new split single with Cali psych-rockers Chad and the Meatballs, the instrumental discofied stoner rocker "Music for Film 1." All proceeds from the single's sales will go to the Ariel Panero Memorial Fund at VH1 Save the Music, a non-profit that restores instrumental music education in public schools across the States. Secondly, his umpteenth band Fuzz released a brand new video and his bud Mikal Cronin's breakthrough sophomore effort MCII is satisfying listeners pver at NPR one week early. All in all, a good day to be or know Segall.

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