They have another one for us: “Ready To Go.” Just like the previous two songs, “Ready To Go” succumbs to a big chorus that lifts the band up to the clouds. Guards know a thing or two about writing sweeping chorus’, that’s for sure.
Guards are at it again with “Coming True” the 2nd single from their full-length debut, In Guards We Trust. It had to be a good one to contend with the first single “Silver Lining”.
Guards love their buildups, and their agenda is in tact on “Coming True”. A thunderous wailing guitar leads the way, as the song builds and builds, higher, and higher with a little help from Richie Follin’s vocal work.
In Guards We Trust may be the pick-me=up album of 2013. It’s out February 5 via Black Bell.
[mp3]: Guards – Coming True
Catch the music video for “Silver Lining” after the jump.
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Guards are back with new single “Silver Lining” that continues the excellent vibes that last year’s “Do It Again” left us with (it was one of my favorite songs of the year). Both songs are taken from their debut album In Guards We Trust, which will come out next February 5, via Black Bell and Velvet Vision.
“Silver Lining” is feel good-guitar rock,Â faithfully capturing every sense of the phrase. The band sound unstoppable, unable to be contained. This is a good song to help you procrastinate the fact that summer is gone. It can be your very own silver lining.
Stream it below and download it for free all from the band’s soundcloud widget below.
Guards new single “Do It Again” is straight up rock goodness. It hits hard with crunchy guitars that just scream summer fun. Sure, it’s December but why get rid of such a feel good aesthetic? It features a simple chorus of “Do It Again” that just sounds so…damn…good.
It’s being released through White Iris Records as a blue vinyl. Download it below.
[mp3]: Guards – Do It Again
Guards will release their new Resolution Of One [EP] on May 9th via KitsunÃ©. It will feature “Resolution Of One”, one of the main songs from their debut release, along with two new songs: “Hear You Call” and “Swimming After Dark”.
If you somehow still haven’t downloaded their incredible Guards EP/mini album, you should really get on that. Stream it below or download it here.
Guards just tweeted that they have a new free EP on bandcamp. It’s a digital 7″, 3 song EP consisting of covers that the band did. The songs that they covered are: Metallica’s “Motorbreath”, Vampire Weekends “Taxi Cab” and M.I.A.’s “Born Free”. Quite an eclectic group of covers.
Stream it below, or download the whole thing via bandcamp. I posted a mp3 of the “Taxi Cab” Cover, as well
Small Plates Records is the new record label run by the always fantastic music blogs, I Guess I’m Still Floating & YVYNYL. Both are fantastic blogs, and one can only imagine the great releases that will be on the way.
Their first release is already impressing me a great deal. It’s a 7″ featuring three songs from guards debut ep. You hopefully remember guards, as I liked them a great deal. The 7″ will feature â€Resolution of Oneâ€ as the a-side, and the double b-side has â€œCrystal Truthâ€ and â€œLong Timeâ€.
The 7″ will be on limited to 500 copies on what they describe as “gorgeous multicolored vinyl”.
Pre-Order their first release right here. It’s due out on October 19th.
So a lot of my favorite music blogs have been buzzing about the Guards EP. I have had it downloaded and ready to go, but I put it aside so I could try and ignore all the hype and give it a fair listen. I finally played it, and wow, this is quite a debut EP.
Guards first hit the spotlight after Cults posted a tweet on their twitter saying that they contributed a song for the guards ep. It linked to a bandcamp page, which is the only place you can find Guards related stuff. On their is the 7 song self titled debut EP, up for free download.
The EP is solid from top to bottom. It opens with the memorable “resolution of one”, then sees Charlift’s very own Caroline Polachek contributing on “trophy queen”. Cults contributed on a song called “sail it slow”, and it’s as great as you’d expect.
Guards came out of no where but surely impressed everyone that downloaded this EP. All of the songs are memorable slices of sunny retro pop. The songs may be called lo-fi, but these guys have the mindset of songs that would fair very well with good production.
One thing’s for sure: The person/s behind Guards are no amateurs. These guys know damn well how to play.
Do yourself a favor and download the entire EP over at their bandcamp right now. If you want a quick taste before you are sold, posted below are my favorite cuts:
With new album How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful set for release later this month (May 29 via Island Records), Florence and the Machine is scheduled to appear as the musical guest for the season finale episode of Saturday Night Live this week. So while in town she announced that she would be playing a surprise show at Music Hall of Williamsburg, in a show co-sponsored by Governors Ball (which she’ll be playing next month) and Bowery Presents. Fans were understandably very excited by this announcement, as it’s not everyday you get a chance to see a major star like Florence and The Machine in a 550-person venue such as MHOW. Tickets were hard to come by, but for those lucky enough to get in, they were treated to a once in a lifetime show from the British pop-star.
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The last time that I saw both Ty Segall and La Luz, it was at what I still call the best show that I’ve seen all year. It went down at a tiny little guitar shop in the outskirts of Austin, Texas during SXSW. It was unmatched it its raging energy, that is until last night, when I just happened to catch both of them playing together again, this time at a packed out Webster Hall.
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