Monday, January 5, 2015

EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: Sink Tapes, "Blow Me A Kiss." Playing The Brighton TONIGHT.

Creases Out January 17th

New Brunswick's Sink Tapes release music at a relentless clip. Nothing they produce ever feels tossed off or thrown together, though. Instead, Sink Tapes have obviously worked hard to achieve an aesthetic all their own, and they're remarkably consistent considering the amount of music they've released over the last several years.

The band combine influences like their New Jersey forebears in Yo La Tengo, The Feelies, and The Wrens with some of the classic sounds of The Jesus and Mary Chain or even The Replacements at Paul Westerberg's most introspective. The results are a dreamy, lo-fi sound and a series of releases -- Please Touch, Mattress Cowboys, How You Mean, Touchdown Buffalo, and more -- that have consistently topped my favorites lists.

Sink Tapes are about to release, maybe, their most ambitious album later this month. Creases will contain 12 tracks along with a collection of 13 bonus tracks that includes alternate versions, demos, and acoustic versions of both Creases tracks and some earlier Sink Tapes songs. The new collection arrives January 17th on cassette and CD via Sniffling Indie Kids, but you can stream the first single right here.

"Blow Me a Kiss" is an upbeat bit of indie pop showing the band at their best. Drummer / vocalist Gabe Chiarello breathily makes the title request over the twin guitars of Alex Kielmanski and Ricky Kuczynski while everything bounces atop Thomas Dalzell's bass.

You also have the opportunity to catch Sink Tapes live TONIGHT when they kick off a short tour at The Brighton Bar with help from Grand Mariner, Moth Puppy, and Agumon. Doors for the show (18+) are at 7pm. $6 gets you inside. I'll see you there.

Check out the rest of Sink Tapes' tour dates below:

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