After checking out this brand new 7″ from REAL NUMBERS, I was immediately upset it took me this long to come across them. Thanks to Florida’s Dying we have this new 7″, as well as other past releases from the likes of Bachelor and Three Dimensional Records.
This new one here doesn’t even make it past the four minute mark, but that’s all part of the power-pop approach. The songs are short, ridiculously sweet, and they somehow manage to be charming all at the same time. The ecstatic guitars are tinny and metallic from the lo-fi quality, featuring as much jangle and mind-infiltrating hooks as possible. The throbbing bass lines gurgle and bounce beneath the surface, and it all comes full circle in the last twenty seconds of “Tear it in Two” with vocal harmonies to tie it all up. B-side “Pinckney St.” includes more of what these guys are best at, like hair-raising guitar shrieks paired up with more trembling bass lines that are as catchy as they are frantic. This thing ends way quicker than you would ever hope, as they plow through both of the songs leaving you begging for more – which is part of the reason I left you with the links to Three Dimensional below. Now get on that.
Tear it in Two –
Pinckney St. –
My Rating: 8/10
Genre/ Tags: Pop, Garage Rock, Post-Punk, Lo-Fi
Tear it in Two 7″: Tracklist:
1.) Tear it in Two
2.) Pinckney St.