The band will be releasing their debut full-length, simply titled II, on May 23 via Salinas Records. “White Flags” is the first song to be released from the upcoming album. It’s a short but sweet glimpse into what’s in store for Distants.
Part of the appeal of the retro-aesthetics on Modern Meta Physic is that they’re employed as a tool but not as a crutch. It’s not an attempted ‘revival’ of a genre, it’s not a ‘throwback’ sound, it’s just a well-informed, self-aware album, full of well-written songs, and very specific reference-points.
While the quartet may be far from their label’s home base in Boston, their dream-pop sound and radiantly fuzzy introspection fits right in with newfound East Coast family. The band’s press release draws comparisons to Alvvays and The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, and neither of those are too far of the mark.
Boston trio Fucko are set to release their sophomore album Social Climber in May, the long awaited follow up to 2016’s Dealing With The Weird. Due out via Midnight Werewolf Records, the band’s seething grunge sound pushes through sludge and walls of distortion to reveal some of the band’s biggest hooks and catchiest songwriting.
Greer's voice has a complex chromaticity that takes shape in an exceptional way, communicating exactly the sense of uneasiness and political and social instability at the heart of the title of the work. Priests is the missing and "screaming" link in a scene that also needs showy and strong bands, at least in their choices, to assert themselves.
Wasting no time at all the song casts out a hook driven by syncopated drums, bass, and rhythm guitar, alongside a warbling guitar lead. The distorted nature of the bass tone reveals itself on the upswing of the intro, which marches forward as vocals enter with a few sparsely punk nuances breaking up the guitar chords.