Okay, so I now know why I've been feeling twitchy & off-kilter lately: it's been too damn long since I posted anything about fave pop-punks Something Fierce, obviously.
Remedying that right now, then. Singer/guitarist Steven G. just sent word (along with some sort of kinky threat/invite that I'm not gonna go into here) that the band would soon be crashing back into our collective lives with a new 7" on cool-ass local label Action Town Records, which happens to be run by John Baldwin, Stewart Anderson, & Andrea Hain, the first two of whom have cemented a happy little area in my heart for life by being two-thirds of Teenage Kicks and have since gone on to excellent-sounding things like Passengers. They're aiming to release sometime in the next month or two, so keep an eye out for it...
The 7" tracks will be "Where You Goin Man", off SF's early-this-year full-length, There Are No Answers, and what promises to be a mind-blowingly cool cover of "Spray Coat", by long-dead H-town punk legends The Party Owls. The former track happens to be one of my favorites (although it's a difficult choice, given the competition) off Answers, with those awesomely bright-sounding high guitar bits, a melody that subtly bows down to The Clash's "Death or Glory," and the sweet yearning in the vocals. It's good shit, seriously.
BTW, if you, like me, missed out on the Owls when they were alive, you can check out the original version on over here (courtesy of Killian Sweeney's Disclexington "Track du Jour" thing), then prepare to revel in the fury and fire of the new version. I have to know, though -- will there be saxes on the Something Fierce take/tribute? Please? 'Cause y'know, that'd pretty much rule.
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