Heroic Lane Change / The New Lows
"Playing Around With Music Vol. 1" Split 7"
Genres: indie rock, pop punk
2658 Griffith Park Blvd #740
Los Angeles CA
July 25 - 31 2005
I won't often say this of singles, but this 33.3 RPM seven-incher is
actually pretty good value. There is a fine selection of four
indie rock songs here from a couple of impressive bands, The New
Lows from Brooklyn, NY and Heroic Lane Change from Los
Angeles, CA. Immediately The New Lows side caught my
attention; "Keep It Simple" is a clunky, almost grungy rock
song that's got a Nirvana feel to it. "The
Thrill," meanwhile, is the record's best song - it has a nice
poppy feel and a chorus that really sticks. Heroic Lane
Change (who have an awesome name, by the way) are more in the
pop-punk vein; "Syndication" is zippy and catchy, while
"Sick Of You" is slower, reminiscent of The Promise Ring
and Braid to an extent. Slow January has started off
strong with volume one of this Playing Around With Music series.
Here's hoping number two will introduce the world to another couple of
exciting new bands.
4 tracks, clear vinyl, distributed by the
label, released 2005]