Just heard about this split on Golden Triangle's blog that came out a few days ago with my favs The Fresh and Onlys. The Triangle, from Brooklyn, I haven't come across before, but that's the genius thing about splits with someone you're already into. Chances are these two are related in some way already sonically, and now that they inhabit the same single, it's official. I'll definitely get this and chances are I'm going to be into GT as well.
Couldn't find any samples of the F&O tracks anywhere, but it's really not necessary. Damn 'Peacock and Wing' is so great. The duo of vocals over a huge room of reverb, they can write a great pop leaning song with enough layers of noise to keep me interested. It's garage and raw, rooted in all kinds of 60's influence...the back and forth guy girl vocals that show up here and there set them apart. The sad part in the life of 7Inches is that I'm so busy tracking down these splits that I just realized they have a couple of full lengths out already. I end up getting a weird impression from the 4 or 5 singles on the shelf, they feel like a different band every time, 'this song is these guys too?'. The sound doesn't get old, with a one trick pony effect.
I have no idea what a back to back package would sound like. That's gotta change this weekend.
So I went right to Golden Triangle and this track, Cold Bones. It's cleanly produced with layers of vocals, harmonizing, that occasionally break off on their own melody. They're still a part of this garage scene though in spirit, not recording style, with that familiar shangri la's base with faster tempo punk feeling chorus bursts. This can stand up without some kind of stereotyped sound that can only work for one album. They're both in their own distinct worlds and I'm getting it from Hardly Art..
Golden Triangle made a split single with the Fresh & Onlys, their
brothers from the west coast. It's 2 new songs , "Cold Bones" and
"Jungle Jim" that don't appear on the Double Jointer album. Fresh &
Onlys' 2 songs are "Head of Steam" and "I'm Not Myself Today". Only
1000 pressed, 300 on fly green vinyl! Better get it fast!
Also Golden Triangle + Fresh and Onlys + Babies (Vivian Girls+Woods) @
Monster Island on May 14th