Today, we’re happy to announce the release of a new cassette from a new addition to the label, OLD NEWS. They’re dropping their new EP ‘CASTRO‘ today via TAHRC, and their new cassette contains both the new 4-song EP, and their previous EP ‘CONSOLATION PRIZE,’ which was released in April of last year.
OLD NEWS draw from a fairly large pool of influences, and although I could leave my own impressions about the band (a lot of the good things about AMERICAN FOOTBALL and THE PROMISE RING come to mind as a quick, lazy comparison), I think the best thing about this band is it’s excellently nuanced take at loud rock. They exploit their genre pretty masterfully here, from Beau Harris’ lyrical sensibilities to the Sam Zurick-esque guitar trilling (not to mention the incorporation of a trumpet player which leaves a BRAID flavor on the tip of my tongue), and it’s honestly been a cool introduction to a band that has a lot of control over their sound, and are finding interesting ways to make it their own.
So: welcome to these fine young men! Tonight, OLD NEWS will be having a proper release show for CASTRO at THE DONUT WHOLE here in Wichita, so if you’re local and available during all-ages hours, you should head to the show and catch their performance, along with local rippers HONEYBLUSH and JUNIOR RETREAT. For the rest of y’all, you can pick up a copy of the cassette from our ONLINE CATALOG, and you can head over HERE to our BANDCAMP if you want to download a digital copy. Many thanks to Beau and his bandmates for allowing us to assist them with releasing some music. As is my tradition, I would recommend that you check below and bump the entire cassette: