It’s a bright, sunny Wednesday, the weather is finally starting to warm back up, and two fantastic new albums have been put up for streaming this week! Get your speakers out and enjoy!
First up, Tiny Moving Parts have released “Celebrate” via Noisey Music, and it’s immediately catchy. If you’re a fan of punk, pop-punk or emo, this is a band you’re going to want to check out. It’s very likely you’ll love them at first listen, but make sure you’re paying attention to the lyrics as well. On the surface the songs may sound fairly upbeat but each tells a story that is far deeper. It definitely creates an interesting juxtaposition between the cheery album title and lyrics that address anxiety and sadness. Yet there’s always a glimmer of hope found within those lyrics to keep you from going too far down a dark and twisty path- an actual light at the end of the tunnel. Teenage-me would have eaten this up, but there is still enough substance and surprises within the album to keep 30 year-old me interested as well (the violin on “Happy Birthday” threw me a little but it’s lovely and it fits!).
“Celebrate” will be released officially this Friday, May 20th via Triple Crown Records.
Plow United have also released “Three” to stream via the AV Club, and you can go ahead and purchase that today through It’s Alive Records. “Three” was produced by Pete Steinkopf of The Bouncing Souls, and it’s a slick, polished punk record that holds nothing back. These are the kind of songs that will be well-received at live shows, songs that are made for lots of audience participation. I would expect their album release show (scheduled for this Saturday, May 21st at Philamoca in Philadelphia, PA), will be extremely well-received.