Hi everybody! It’s a little strange to post on the weekend but there’s a very special reason why. Next week, Sounds Good will be premiering the new EP from Howlie, Dead Dog! This is tremendous news because over the last six months Howlie and I have become pretty good buds since he submitted his music in possibly the most personable and open submission email I’ve ever received in my time writing about music. I am absolutely stoked to help him promote his new EP and get everybody and their dog listening to it.
Howlie Week will involve DAILY posts promoting each of the four tracks featured on Dead Dog, with Friday premiering the EP in its entirety. Each post will feature one song from the EP along with a paragraph detailing the creation and context of said song written by Howlie himself. The full EP will be premiered on Friday, with an extensive interview included to keep the satisfaction coming, hopefully quenching your desires in a way you couldn’t see possible.
I’m genuinely excited to be doing this, and would like to thank Howlie for giving me the opportunity to do so. I’ve been fortunate enough to do many cool things and meet many, many wonderful people through music reviewing and this will certainly be one of them. See you all on Monday for the start of Howlie Week!
Hello! Welcome to another monthly Liner Notes! I was debating skipping this month’s addition because so much has happened since the last that it’d be hard to condense it all into one coherent post, but seeing as it’s the last day of April AND that it was Record Store Day last weekend I couldn’t keep ignoring it. April 2017, you can finally join the others now.
Empty Lungs haven’t had the nicest time as a band. Having lost band members, jobs and even had a near death experience it would seem the next thing to do would be to pack it all in, but the trio have decided to do something else: create the ‘Don’t Get It’ EP. It’s a big F you to all of the bad moments the band have had over the years, and one that’s potency fortunately leaks through into being rather inspirational for us listeners too.
Pink Muscles are a Seattle based band and this is our little chat with them. Their debut album The Signal is out on May 1st and considering how the planets have aligned we provided a platform to get them talking about it. You will read about the story of how Pink Muscles became Pink Muscles, the artwork to the album, and the description behind their quirky yet badass genre. Enjoy!
The Lunar Year return with their second single ‘Backyard Deck’. The Philadelphia band blew us away with the release of their debut ‘Porcelain’ back in February, which seemed to the case for many listeners, and look set to do the same with this new follow-up. It’s another taste of music from the band’s upcoming album which looks to set for a June release date.
King Kendrick returns! After the release of two sensationally important records in Good Kid, M.A.A.D City and To Pimp A Butterfly, Kendrick Lamar had the impossible task of continuing the momentum as the best in the game. The result is DAMN., a record that offers little in the way of concept but does succeed at illustrating the man amongst the fame, attention and expectation.