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Low Points are a quintessentially Southern California band. Mixing the sing along choruses of bands like Weezer with the sugary, DGAF surf fuzz of early WAVVES, Low Points’ debut EP ’Feels’ is bursting with stony slacker punk hooks. Led by songwriter Kevin Vega (Space Heat) and consisting of Jakob McWhinney (Space Heat, Ex-The Soaks, Spooky Cigarette), Frank Mindingall (Ale Mania, Northern Tigers, Spooky Cigarette) and Jeremy Hoover, Low Points are a fresh and honest take on garage pop.
The band balance surf rock rhythms and hard-hitting guitar riffs with deeply personal lyrics dealing with alienation and depression to create a sound that is at once catchy and haunting. Their four song debut, ‘Feels’ bounds from influences like the gritty garage pop of Mike Krol, pseudo emo-revival of Cloud Nothings to the surf punk of Tijuana Panthers, all the while maintaining a unique and memorable voice.
‘Feels’ will be released on March 3rd, 2017 through Field Trips & Bleeding Gold Records.
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I met Tim (lead-singer/songwriter of For Strangers & Wardens) this summer at a record fair. After a short chat about our prospective roles in the “music industry”, we exchanged contacts and decided to get together to swap stories, exchange some resources and listen to an album he had produced a couple years back. We clicked right off the bat and quickly decided to work together on a new label (FSAW Records) and release his album of Americana-folk sometime in 2015.
The first song to catch me on his yet-to-be-released album is this first single “I Hate You” – not only for the beautiful guitar and mandolin, but also for the evil lyrical content. It’s truly no wonder we clicked like we did since both of our attitudes reflect some dark and tortured elements! Fun.
This a Love Song for jilted lovers.
SPACE HEAT have premiered a new video for the song ‘Place Inside‘ – the closing track of their debut EP “Happy Birthday“. Directed by Jason Low using Super 8 film during a roadtrip up the West Coast, the video is a kaleidoscope of visuals from San Luis Obispo, Santa Cruz, Monterey, San Francisco and Marin County, featuring the dreamy NightPop sounds of the San Diego-based band.
The EP has been newly-released on fancy cassette format as a co-release between Bleeding Gold Records and Fields Trips, a new San Diego-based collective of like-minded artists releasing local music from the many associated band members and bands. There will be a Cassette Release Party on Tuesday September 23rd at Soda Bar [3615 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, CA 92104]…come out to say ‘Hi’ and purchase a copy of the tape from the band! Those not in San Diego can order a cassette here (see below for more stores.)
ALSO Available at these shops:
Beethobear Records (Taiwan)
Bleeding Gold Records (USA)
Everyday Music (Downtown Portland, OR, USA)
Galaxy Records (New Zealand)
Graveface Records (Savannah, GA, USA)
Moldy Toes Records (San Clemente, CA, USA)
The Stone Records (Japan)
More band photos post-jump….