Just heard about this single on PPM from Quail Lungs, a one man bedroom 4-track project? I'm in!
Haven't talked about PPM in a while and noticed they are sold out of the Best Coast single they recently put out, so here's an excuse to combine stuff for evil shipping.
Quail Lungs is Travis Bonilla from Portland, one of my favorite cities, home of Mississippi records. Listening to one of the tracks on this single, 'Dumb Dadadum' from his myspace is all about the acoustic guitar and cheap sounding casio organ, with some pretty incredible vocals. Kinks influenced, affected, with a sort of waltz rhythm keeping it on the up and up. Layered, half yelled... really enjoying himself, voice cracking, it's making sense when the sun comes out after the insane snowstorm. Things are going to be alright after all. These aren't songs of self flagellation, they are celebratory.
Other tracks over there really get into all kinds of weird canned demo percussions and reverb guitar, the 4-track experiments never get old for me.
QUAIL LUNGS "S/T" 7". FIRST PRESSING OF 500. BLACK VINYL. 2 SONGS.
PRINTED PURPLE AND WHITE COVERS.
Description - Two killer, garbled popular songs recorded to 4 track cassette. Quail Lungs lives in Portland Oregon, making weirdo songs described by one fan as "beautiful crisp snapshots of a real human being, extending life to others". Limited to 500 copies.