GARY Records in Chicago just released another internationally split 7″, this time pairing together THE LEMONS from Chicago and TEEN RUNNINGS from Tokyo, Japan.
The influences section on the Lemons Facebook reads “Silly Symphonies, Looney Tunes, Merrie Melodies.” Their sound reflects that without any doubts, evidenced by the quirky, up-beat intro in “Lemoncita.” Guitars come drenched in layers of sunshine, which is no surprise as Chris Kramer, just one member of the Lemons, is also 1/2 of the Chicago duo Slushy. “Rambo” unfolds with some folksy guitar twangs, coming with some outdoor-sy sounds but with a noticeably cloudier complexion overall.
On Teen Runnings side, their sound is crystal-clear compared to the bit of lo-fi fuzz in the Lemons recordings. Percussion comes driven by a jangly tambourine, creating a bubbly rhythm that sticks to a wave of colorful guitar haze. In the end all of these songs average out to about a minute and half, each one placing you inside a tiny bubble of candy-coated pop ecstasy. Experience this mini surge of happiness by listening to the entire 7″ below!
Genre/ Tags: Garage Rock, Pop, Lo-Fi
Gary Records Split 7″: Tracklist:
1.) The Lemons – Lemoncita
2.) The Lemons – Sunset City
3.) The Lemons – Rambo
4.) Teen Runnings – I Wonder What Your Mom’s Thinking
5.) Teen Runnings – Make It Better