Entries tagged with: Goodtime Boys
by Andrew Sacher
Goodtime Boys hail from the UK, but besides their accents, they fit sonically into the current wave of American post-hardcore/screamo bands like Touche Amore, La Dispute and Pianos Become the Teeth, all of whom they've played with. (Or maybe you caught them on our shores last year with Loma Prieta.) The band's newest record, Rain, comes out on May 20 via Bridge 9 (Defeater, Iron Chic) and its new single, "Wallfower" is a great example of what this band can do.
Vocalist Alex Pennie's hoarse, impassioned shout falls somewhere between the gruff vocals of Fucked Up's Damien Abraham and the spoken word post-hardcore of Self Defense Family's Patrick Kindlon, while the band layer their aggression with the delicacies and atmospherics of post-rock. Only once during the song do Goodtime Boys make the foray into clean singing, but not in the soaring, high-pitched way post-hardcore bands have been known to. Instead it's calmer and more akin to '90s indie-emo.
"Wallflower" makes its premiere in this post. Check it out, with the album artwork and tracklist, below...
photos by Lukas Hodge; words by Fred Pessaro // BBG
Loma Prieta @ Saint Vitus 4/2/2013
Cali post-hardcore gang Loma Prieta played Saint Vitus last night (4/2) as part of a string of dates with UK's Goodtime Boys, Descender (who also played the night before with Russian Circles) and Crushed. The date followed their appearance at the Paint it Black record release show in Philadelphia. More pics from Saint Vitus, including all bands except Descender, are below.
by Fred Pessaro // BBG
Loma Prieta at The Meatlocker, March 2012 (more by Katie Chirichillo)
Post-hardcore/screamo band Loma Prieta, -- named after the great earthquake -- will embark on a full North American assault in March alongside touring partners Goodtime Boys. Kicking off in San Diego, look for the band to head to SXSW and later hit Brooklyn on April 2 at St. Vitus. Additional support band details and ticketing info is still TBA.
Loma Prieta released IV in 2012, and you can stream two tracks from that LP and check out a list of all tour dates below.