Hot on the heels of releasing another great album on Hardly Art, Colleen is back the Windmill for a Saturday night slacker party.
Colleen Green (Los Angeles, CA; Hardly Art records)
Colleen Green always wears sunglasses onstage. Colleen Green is long hair and getting high. Colleen Green’s second full-length for the increasingly brilliant Hardly Art label, "I Want To Grow Up", is grounded in pure pop.
This latest collection of songs follows a newly 30-year-old Green as she carefully navigates a minefield of emotion. Her firm belief in true love is challenged by the inner turmoil caused by entering modern adulthood, but that doesn't mean that her faith is defeated. With a nod to her heroes, sentimental SoCal punks The Descendents, Green too wonders what it will be like when she gets old. Throughout songs such as "Some People," "Deeper Than Love," and the illustrative title track, the listener has no choice but to feel the sympathetic growing pains of revelatory maturation and the anxieties that come along with it.
Sonically the album is a major change for the LA-based songwriter, who has come to be known for her homemade recordings and merchandise. Her past offerings have been purely Green; testaments to her self-sufficiency and, perhaps, trepidation. This time, she's got a little help from her friends: the full band heard here includes JEFF the Brotherhood's Jake Orrall and Diarrhea Planet's Casey Weissbuch, who collaborated with Green over ten days at Sputnik Sound in Nashville, TN.
Surf pop, punk and electronics from the prolific mind of Rose Keeler-Schäffeler.
2014 saw the release of Keel Her, their first full album on Critical Heights, which followed on from a rapid run of 7" and cassette releases - for labels including O Genesis, Italian Beach Babes and Gnar Tapes - in the past couple of years.
Even the deluge of Keeler-Schäffeler songs on these physical bulletins pales next to the amount of music she's posted online since 2010, initially on Myspace and SoundCloud but now available from Keel Her's Bandcamp page.
Seeds of Doubt
Seeds Of Doubt have been inhabiting mouldy practice rooms, strung out house parties and the kinda venues you wouldn't go on a first date for a while now. Branded No-fi, shit-pop and a bunch of other self-effacing terms its true theres a level of 'un-production' here rarely seen but behind that lies 5 songs with 5 perfect melodies, structures and references.
New noisy all-girl quartet featuring members of Mean Bikini, Majorettes, Petrels etc coming together under the excellent working title of Madonnatron :)