Forget everything you know about “Modern Rock”. Just tear it up, burn it down - and start over completely. Throw out your TV, turn off your radio, and begin again. Right here. This is Better Days, the latest full-length release from teenage Rocklanders - Regret The Hour. Before Better Days, Regret The Hour made great music. But my expectations were high for this release and they, somehow, have surpassed them. This release is somewhat of a magnum opus. With every sweet pop track tearing at your heartstrings, every hummable melody sung from frontman Nate McCarthy’s deep raspy voice, you find yourself continuing to go back for more. The first track is an absolute gem. Loaded with timeless melodies. And each track after continues to impress. As songwriters and arrangers, RTH is showing a lot of growth, yet they stay true to the kind of music they want to make. Standout tracks: “Tomorrow”, ”Walls”, “The Runaway” - but really it’s all good. And RTH have made a great record that really should be listened to in the order they have chosen. To quote NZ’s The Chills - “It’s a heavenly pop hit”. 500 Stars. Great job guys.
(RIP Jesse Yanko - Bass)
Make sure to pick this record up when its officially released on April 13th. You can catch RTH on that same day at The Factory in Nyack and on April 27th in New York City. For more, please visit: http://regretthehourmusic.com
not to be missed, nyc!
Happy Valentine’s Day from Drink More Records!! The Brand New SPICY DRACULAS record is available NOW! What is love?!
SURFACE NOISE’z “TOP 12 (LPs) of 2012!”
- IMPERIAL TEEN - “FEEL THE SOUND”
- DINOSAUR JR. - “I BET ON SKY”
- VINNY EDITA - “SILENT HOMES”
- NADA SURF - “THE STARS ARE INDIFFERENT TO ASTRONOMY”
- HUGE PUPILS - “KINGS OF LEONIA”
- THE SPICY DRACULAS - “CAPITAL INTENSITY”
- HALEY BOWERY & THE MANIMALS - “BORN STRANGE”
- 5. TANLINES - “MIXED EMOTIONS”
- 4. OLLIE BYRD - “NEW ROUTINES”
- 3. GUIDED BY VOICES - “LET’S GO EAT THE FACTORY”
- 2. OPPOSSOM - “ELECTRIC HAWAII”
- 1. VERLAINES - “UNTIMELY MEDITATIONS”
DO YOURSELVES A FAVOR AND CHECK ALL OF THESE OUT, IF YOU HAVENT ALREADY.
This is really sad, Regret the Hour is a band of young kids we’ve been on shows with a couple of times. Word just got out that Jesse succumbed to the cancer that he had been fighting. I remember seeing him on stage and when the band would come to pick up Ben from Matthew Pop practice. He was just a kid. The whole band are so young and it’s so terrible that they have to go through something like this instead of just playing shows and sneaking beers into the bar without a care in the world like I got to at their age. I really feel a familial bond with all of the people I’ve met through Drink More Records/the Vinyl Lounge, and it’s at times like these that family comes together and helps eachother the best they can.
RIP Jesse Yanko