“Devil’s Swing Set” by Underwater Country Club
The Freehold Township six-piece, Underwater Country Club released its debut full-length, Pantones, on Asbury’s own Lakehouse Music Inc. (that’s worked with Lost In Society, Matt Wade, Cara Salimando, Allie Moss, Quincy Mumford, and Matt O’Ree, to name a few) on February 14th and the collection of piano-laden, jangle guitar-led, beach comber anthems isn’t one to be passed over. And the absolute cream of that 10-track crop is located below.
“Feel The Same” by Jades Of Blue
In a musical generation that celebrates the synth, canonizes cavernous post production haze and malaise, and lauds electronic beats, the Philadelphia based Folk-Pop duo, Jades Of Blue, has chosen the path of simplicity, and its debut EP, Hearts With Wings, acts as evidence that, for some musicians, less is a lot more…and in this case has resulted in a five-song set of tantalizing and emotional acoustic guitar and piano piloted ear-candy. Check out the track below and download the rest of the album for free here.
“FMWYF” by My Love For Danger
Another flaming wave of Pop-Punk emerges from the scene with My Love For Danger’s self-titled debut EP, a diverse five-song compilation commencing with a two-minute, instrumental, bass-heavy introductory march to lead all the Anarcho-Punks into the pit and culminating with an acoustic, mug swinging sing-along, complete with wartime imagery named “Scotland.” Sandwiched between the bookends sit three melodious ragers, including this next track. Download the rest of the record here.
“Automatic Drawing” by Accidental Seabirds
Over the past few weeks Accidental Seabirds has grown into one of the bigger buzz bands in the area and for good reason. The Indie-Rock collective, fronted by primary song-writer and multi-instrumentalist Jesse Lee, released its lengthy 17-song debut, The Snow And The Full Moon, earlier this year and has since proceeded to bombard some of Asbury’s premiere music clubs with a raucous live performance most show patrons wouldn’t think possible for a group with an arsenal of acoustic guitar guided tunes. The outfit will play Asbury Lanes on June 6th with The Defibulators (Brooklyn) and boardwalk favorite No Wine For Kittens.
“Original Source” by Senium
Senium, a two-man wrecking crew of a Rock band from Ocean Township, owns a sound that would have fit perfectly on the 1988 Sub Pop 200 compilation tape amongst first releases from the likes of Tad, Nirvana, Mudhoney, Soundgarden, and Green River, to name a few. However, none of those first efforts can touch Such Progress, Senium’s recently released debut full length. The recored was recorded in Chicago, and quite fittingly, under the watchful eye of Steve Albini (Big Black, Rapeman, Shellac) who’s “Spoken Word Intro Thing” opened the 1986 Sup Pop 100 compilation tape. With Albini’s assistance, Senium has managed to create a jagged and grungy record with a nice mix of gloss, but nothing that can be accused of over production. Be sure to pick up a copy of the album on which this next track resides. The first batch of records for sale will be a limited pressing of 100 copies…so act quick…you can pick it up on the 28th at The Saint when Senium shares a stage with The Black Clouds, PEAL, The Obvious, and NCM.