God For Astronauts
"Take it Tough" 7"
Genres: wimp rock, indie pop, indie rock
PO Box 48214
Denver CO 80204
Nov 17 - 23 2003
from Best Friends Records, the "wimp rock" label, is this
juicy seven inch vinyl slab of indie pop. Two songs in the
carefree, rockin' tradition are presented here in all their glory.
The first tune is "Take it Tough," a short, infectious
ditty with your standard verse/chorus format. Nothing special -
but why do I like it so much? Could it be that undeniably
tantalizing Joe Jackson-meets-rock music sound?
Yes. There isn't anything more simplistically listenable than
catchy melodies coupled with a clean, good-hearted sound.
If the first song takes it tough, then "Seismic Waves"
takes it even tougher. More "rock" than its recordmate,
this tune is pop music fitted for the noise rock generation - influenced
just as much by Sebadoh and Archers of Loaf than by the
indie pop scene. It's a brief tune, not as joyously melodic as
the first, but it's still good fun.
Overall, this is a juicy wimp rock record that's definitely worth a
listen. Who doesn't love this type of stuff?
[Vitals: 2 tracks, distributed by the
label, released 2003]