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Cruel Summer: White flag (Mt.St.Mtn., Single, 2014)

“Latest from these local fuzzed out jangle pop shoegazers, and it’s the perfect mix of classic twee pop, and something a little bit more distorted and dirty. At its core, the sound seems very indebted to classic nineties indie/college rock, especially Unrest, just check out opener “White Flag”, with its urgent jangle, and crooning echo drenched vox, but whereas Unrest was often all stripped down earnestness, Cruel Summer occasionally pile on layers of distorted guitars, some dreamy background ‘oooooh’s and ‘aaaaaah’s, not to mention some cool sinewy post punk sounding basslines. The rest of the record though, does deliver some serious dreampop minimalism, the female vox over the spare jangle and psychedelic shimmer of “Silent Star”, that at times sounds like a more subdued Sleater-Kinney, or the hazy jangle of “Venetian Blinds”, which occasionally blossoms into warm swirling squalls of soft focus guitar noise, before slipping right back into chiming jangle, or the weary, distortion drenched “Strange Fruit” which reminds us of the late great Scrawl. Definitely recommended for fans of other local outfits like Grass Widow, the Mantles, etc. LIMITED TO JUST 250 COPIES!!! Cool die cut cover too!”  Aquarius Records, San Francisco

10 agosto, 2014 Posted by | Cruel Summer | Deja un comentario

Cruel Summer: Cruel Summer (Ep, 2013)

ST/EP cover art

Cruel Summer son una agrupación de San Francisco dedicados no sólo a homenajear al clásico sonido de su ciudad, sino también, por qué no, a rescatarnos sabores conocidos: el Jangle-Pop, el C86… Tienen ese característico encanto amateur adornado con ese tufillo hipster que les abriría las puertas de cualquier escenario del Indietracks.
“It starts out whispy and crescendos into an intense explosion of fuzz and feedback, while settling back down on its dreamy little cloud in the end. Only complaint is that it doesn’t last longer.” – The Bay Bridged
Levitan en la órbita de Mt.St.Mt y acaban de publicar el que es su álbum de debut, este Cruel Summer, un disco en el que los californianos muestran todo su repertorio de Fuzzy edulcorado y melodías agridulces.
“best band of the 90’s that actually exists right now. San Francisco is full of jangly guitars, but only Cruel Summer combines it with shoe gaze to sound like your favorite band when you were fifteen.” – Unpiano

July 25 – August 31

7.25 The Knockout, San Francisco CA w/ CCR Headcleaner
7.26  The Void, San Diego CA w/ SISU, Surf Club
7.27  Permanent Records, Los Angeles CA w/ SISU
8.24  TBA, Seattle WA w/ The Bam Bams, Grave Babies
8.25  Valentines, Portland OR w/ The Bam Bams
8.26  Le Voyeur, Olympia WA w/ The Bam Bams
8.27  Bows & Arrows, Sacramento CA w/ The Bam Bams, Scouse Gits
8.28  TBA, Oakland CA w/ The Bam Bams
8.30  Burger Records, Fullerton CA w/ The Bam Bams

8.31  TBA, San Diego CA

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25 julio, 2013 Posted by | Cruel Summer | Deja un comentario


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