No Paws/Hey Buddy and The Pals [coll] – [Bridgetown Records]
lombard 11/10/2009 A Library, CD
This is a fun little (3-inches to be exact) CD EP from two young inland empire bands released in 2008 on Bridgetown Records.
It starts with three poppy, lofi tracks from No Paws (No Lions). Upbeat, fuzzy, and simple; it reminds me of the early days of K Records with its DIY spirit. Keys, drums (or machine), and group singing. By track three (recorded live at the fab college station KSPC), there’s a talk/yell style of singing that’s just so infectious.
The last 3 songs are from Hey Buddy and the Pals. Their sound is more swagger rock/punk with a bit of the blues on their opening track (and most aggressive) “Stillborn.” It gets prettier on “Big Growl” with buried vocals, but still a lofi sound. “Motherly Love” has an anthemic beginning and delivers throughout.
you heard it 18 times on kfjc! most recently:
- 4807 days ago, Morris Minor played Posters
- 4812 days ago, Sally Goodin played Posters
- 4814 days ago, Morris Minor played Big Growl
- 4816 days ago, Sally Goodin played Posters
- 4816 days ago, Zoltan played Posters
12345 S. El Monte Road Los Altos Hills, California 94022
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Bridgetown Records says
Whoa, good to know that people are still discovering this around a year after it sold out! This EP marked a good time and the kids behind it are still some of my favorites.