Melbourne's Woollen Kits to Release FOUR GIRLS, 11/13
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by BWW News Desk
Melbourne trio Woollen Kits announce the release of Four Girls, due out on November 13 via Trouble In Mind - and premiere "Susannah" on Impose.
Australia is in a full-on rock & roll renaissance right now and charging to the front of the pack is Woollen Kits. Trouble in Mind will co-release the Four Girls LP with Sydney-based label RIP Society.
Australia is in a full-on rock & roll renaissance right now & charging to the front of the pack is Melbourne’s Woollen Kits! “Four Girls” is the follow up to their self-titled debut LP on RIP Society and a continuation of the greatness of their TIM debut 7” from summer 2012. The new album finds the band in tip-top form; confident and assured, with a suite of their best tunes to date. Songs herein deal with underlying longing or fantasy with individual truths and being fed up with people’s phoney concepts and ideals (which, guitarist Tom H says: “in an effort to make themselves feel more deep and interesting to people, are actually creating a barrier between themselves and everyone else by only relating to others on a very one dimensional level”). But despite this frustration or sense of loss, there’s usually (usually) a positive spin on these themes. “Cheryl” is a definite standout on the album and offers listeners some of the truest lyrics ever put to song with “When you look good, you know you feel good, and when you feel good, you get shit done.” “Susannah” is another instant head-bopper with its happy-tappy VU guitar strum and horn interplay. Tom, Tom and Leon have taken the two disparate voices of their debut album and forged a united delivery emphasizing the best of both songwriter’s strengths. It’s got the swagger and jangle of classic Flying Nun and the simplicity and directness of Beat Happening with a dash of late-80s underground rock. The U.S. edition on Trouble in Mind is pressed on 150-gram mixed vinyl & includes a download code.
Started in Chicago in 2009 as a way to release 7"s with perfect pop songs, Trouble in Mind expanded their catalog of releases in 2011 with LPs from Mikal Cronin, Night Beats, The Wax Museums, The Paperhead and The Wrong Words! Check out this playlist with a track from each release plus a bonus track from the Apache Dropout 7".
In 2012, Trouble in Mind's exciting release schedule includes new music from the Estrogen Highs, Hollows, the Resonars, Jacco Gardner, Apache Dropout, Woollen Kits and the return of the SXSW/Record Store Day 4-way covers split 7" featuring exclusive cover songs performed by Mikal Cronin, The Liminanas, The Paperhead and Apache Dropout.
Trouble in Mind has releases in excellent record stores near you from Jeffrey Novak (Cheap Time), Alex Cuervo, The Limiñanas, Vermillion Sands, Wounded Lion, Personal & the Pizzas, The Wrong Words, Tropical Sleep, Sticks N Stones, Night Beats, The Hex Dispensers, The Mean Jeans, The Limiñanas, Hollows, Ty Segall, Tyler Jon Tyler, Wheels on Fire, Sonic Chicken 4, Charlie & the Moonhearts, The Fresh & Onlys and The White Wires delivering on their mission to put "the emphasis back on the music and prove that the 2 1/2 minute pop song is alive and well."
Woollen Kits Website: www.troubleinmindrecs.com.