Count Your Blessings / Whites of Their Eyes 7”
This little record holds some magic within its grooves. Mattiel (aka Mattiel Brown) comes at you with a solid mix of a 1960’s nitty gritty soul explosion mixed in with jumping indie-inspired garage rock. Think The Ronettes meets The Black Lips infusing a little of a La Luz-esque feel.
A-side has the killer “Count Your Blessing” while the B-Side boasts “Whites of Their Eyes.” “Count Your Blessings” is haltingly beautiful. Mattiel channels the essence of Ronnie Spector in the jazz-like-soul number. It’s song that elicits the feeling of weightlessness as if being cast under some sort of spell. This is the ideal result invoked by the aid of an overwhelmingly raised volume level.
“Whites Of Their Eyes” is a bouncing number that invokes notions of being a sort of rock n’ roll gunfighter anthem. The track starts out off with a sick beat that leads to a provocative sound thanks to the prominent reverberating guitar. It’s got a certain edgy attitude to it that flirts with a distant sound. So, think of this as a tune that Quientin Tarantino might dig up for an actually good remake of a The Magnificent 7 styled western.
The Count Your Blessings / Whites of Their Eyes 7” was recorded by Burger Records and written by Atlanta’s InCrowd Music. This record is well worth placing in a constant rotation on your turntable. If this is an indicator of what Mattiel has to offer, then also get a hold of the full length Self-Titled coming out on September 29, 2017 via Burger Records.
Oh Allen 7”
The Relationship = The Beat + Weezer + The Velvet Underground
Ever since checking The Relationship in January 2015, I’ve been on the lookout for when this 7” would be hitting the shelves. This 7” was described to me as comprising high-energy celebration songs, and after spinning it, I find that that’s pretty accurate.
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Danny Gonzalez wants YOU! to press your band’s cassettes with Burger Records subsidiary Wiener Records.
Wiener Records—a subsidiary of the garage rock label Burger Records—is making radical waves in the music industry. For as low as $250, any artist can purchase 100 tapes with full-color inserts and access to Wiener Records’ promotional and distribution machine. It almost sounds too good to be true, but Wiener Records Head Wiener Danny Gonzalez says that the purpose behind the label is to “make everything much more accessible.”
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King Tuff rocked Kilby Court with Rich Girls and Breakers. Photo: Dan Monick
My journey to Kilby Court, from the heart of downtown SLC, is inspired by a certain persistence in the face of the bone-chilling cold. This trip is done on foot as some right bleeding bastard decided to remove the wheels off of my bike sometime prior to tonight’s gig. So, in the spirt of rock n’ roll and with the assistance of a glistening chalice of Dead Horse Ale, I make my pilgrimage to tonight’s holy site in search of deafening salvation. Arriving somewhat early, I find myself killing time with Breakers in a corner of the Kilby Court grounds. Apparently, it’s been a bit since they’ve practiced, but I am not too concerned about it since theirs is a raw nature and it always delivers…..
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The Relationship will be playing Diabolical Records on Jan. 22, The Sundance Film Festival ASCAP Music Cafe on Jan. 23 and the Urban Lounge on Jan. 25. Photo: Teresa Flowers
The Relationship, featuring Brian Bell (Weezer, Space Twins), are coming to the Urban Lounge on Jan. 25 to debut some new material, some of which is about to be released on a 7” from Burger Records. SLUG got the chance to get the word on what’s shaking with founding members Bell and Nate Shaw (Die’ Hunns). This band comprises veterans from some of the most dynamic groups to the hit the stage in the last 30 years……Read the full story @ SLUG MAG!!