Friday, June 1, 2012

The Intelligence with Kelley Stoltz
"(They found me in the back of) The Galaxy" b/w "Lake of Dracula"
In The Red [2012]

Seattle's The intelligence lead man Lars Finberg (also of Wounded Lion and Thee Oh Sees) and his gunk rock flunkies grab San Francisco post-rock talent Kelley Stoltz for this single off of their upcoming full-length, Everybody's Got it Easy But Me, and prove a theory my girlfriend stands by in just two songs: most records featuring cute cats as album cover art are at least decent. The tracks "They found me…" and "Lake of Dracula" are essentially the exact product of post punk/post grunge/post neo-garage that twenty-somethings from both coasts (all hip cities in between included) could and would gravitate toward. The songs are melodic and dirty at the same time, giving the listener the option to dwell on his or her miseries, or to mindlessly smile while another group successfully taps into his or her dopamine supply. The full length will also be released on In The Red, and given this preview I can confidently say that the album will be, at the very least, pretty good.  

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