Speakly Playlist (7/25/11 – 7/31)

“I’m A Sucker (Less Fuzz)” by The Decks

The Holmdel-based Psych-Pop three-piece possesses a profile as fuzzy as the low-fi tunes it produced on Yr Sucha Deck, the band’s 2011 debut EP.  As far as I can tell, despite putting out one SIMGE’s favorite EP of the year, thus far, The Decks have yet to play its first show, but is in the midst of making more music.  Theo outfit’s affinity for Animal Collective, Wavves, and coooking/consuming baked goods (listed as a group interest) comes through in the aforementioned recorded work as a sense of nonchalance is coated with messy layers of cavernous haze.  Grab the rest of the EP here.

“Our Mutual Friend” by Rick Barry

Photo by Chris Rotolo (Rick Barry @ A Night In Progress)

The Boardwalk’s finest Singer/Songwriter and front-man of the equally acclaimed Indie-Rock outfit No Wine For Kittens, Rick Barry, dropped another single back in June (his third solo release this year) named “Our Mutual Friend” featuring all the the previously mentioned Kittens, as well as special guest multi-instrumentalist Robert Butkowski on Lap Steel, dealing with the songsmith’s customary sullen subject matter…the overbearing pain of loss.  If the pattern continues, expect another cut from Barry to drop in August, and be on the look out for more news concerning No Wine’s debut full-length release, but in the meantime check out the rest of Barry’s solo catalogue here.

“New Point” by The Paper Suns

“New Point” is the latest release from Asbury’s spacious haze-maker, The Paper Suns.  The three-piece specializes in gaping, foggy melodies, however those found on this number seem larger, the instrumentals wound tighter, and the do it themselves basement production more impressive.  This single is by far the group’s most complete work…and it’ll only get better with time.  Grab the rest of the band’s releases for free here.

“Well Honey” by Instant Witness

Instant Witness‘ 2011 debut full-length sounds like a dirtier, rawer, version of what Wolfmother was never able to achieve throughout an entire record…or, at least, the 11-track collection, dubbed No Way No How, is the musical foundation for what one day may be the next great Garage-Rock outfit to emerge from the Garden State.  This four-piece basement dweller is uncontrollable chaos who’s unbridled energy is derived from late night Burger King binges, and an affinity for dead presidents, The Rolling Stones, and Jack White.  Grab the band’s debut for free here.

“Anybody Seen My Heart?” by The Chelsea Kills

The Chelsea Kills, a Philadelphia four-piece, are another fierce band of brothers joining the fight to unearth the spirit of adrenaline driven ’70s Rock N’ Roll.  However, this isn’t an outfit that’s limited itself to one speed, or sound, or appearance, and it’s forthcoming debut full-length, Sick Boy, is evidence as the group doesn’t hesitate to drop down into first or second gear, conjuring a foggy and fuzzy harmony laden number, straddling the line between Goats Head Soup and The Velvet Underground & Nico on tracks like “Angel.”  But it’s the blood boiling rager that is The Chelsea Kills’ money maker, the sort of track it has a knack for unleashing on a crowd, leaving it battered and broken and begging for more…songs like “Anybody Seen My Heart?”  Check it out below and grab the rest of the album here.

Results:

“Anybody Seen My Heart” by The Chelsea Kills – 542

“New Point” by The Paper Suns – 372

“Well Honey” by Instant Witness – 332

“I’m A Sucker (Less Fuzz)” by The Decks – 1

“A Cautionary Tale” by Rick Barry – 0

About rote7123

Chris graduated from The College Of New Jersey in May 2011 with a Bachelor Degree in Journalism and Professional Writing, as well as a degree in Communication Studies. He has held down a position in the Asbury Park Press’ Sports Department since September of 2010 and is a contributor to the outlet's Arts & Entertainment section, and has contributed to The Aquarian Weekly all while being the sole operator of Asbury Park's premier music news outlet Speak Into My Good Eye.
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