Yellow Dogs & Joyce Manor

I admit, I have not been too good to this site.  You see, school is wrapping up for the semester so that means tons of writing, reading, writing and studying.  It sucks.

I thought I would take a moment out of my busy day and talk about two bands that I have been getting into a lot lately.

First up is The Yellow Dogs.

This Brookyn-based-originally-from-Iran punk act surprised me the other day when I listened to them.  They are more of an up-beat dance-y punk rock act and carry no gimmick at all.  This is no rap-punk or whatever the hell these kids are making these days, this is a nod to 70s/80s punk acts that, dare I say, has some major musical Clash-like qualities (even some Joy Division as well).  The band will be dropping a new EP titled Upper Class Complexity on May 10th.

There there is this little band called Joyce Manor. Holy shit this band rules.  Some of you may know this already…

Their new album Of All Things I Will Soon Grow Tired dropped the other day on Asian Man Records.  This sophomore release is about the best 13 minutes I have heard this year. The songs may be short, but are poignant, consistent, and beg to be listened to over and over. I can not tell you how excited I am about this release. Why the hell did I wait until the 2nd half of this post to tell you???

Do yourself a favor and pick it up if you like the punk rock.  I highly doubt you will be disappointed.  Sometimes a little bit of something does in fact go a long way.

Check out “Violent Inside” off of their new release and then go and buy it.

If you fancy yourself a fan of Tim & Eric, you should check out this track by track post David Liebe Hart did of Joyce Manor’s Of All Things I WIll Soon Grow Tired.  It’s kind of hilarious even though I do not get Tim & Eric at all.  Maybe I need to do drugs or something.  Still, check it out.  Well worth the read.

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