Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Born from bar room conversations among old friends, Chapel Hill, NC-based Aminal is kinetic: buzzing with extra energy resulting from frenzied motion. Gentle verses of love and loss and horsely-growled declarations of frustration and dissolution mashed against an explosive rhythm section.
The three-piece Aminal who play their very first DC show Thursday night, features musicians from popular touring acts like Black Skies, The Comas, the Honored Guests, and Jennyanykind. Aminal released its first two EPs, 'A Face to Fight' and 'A Will To Fight' (now being reissued as 'The Fight EPs') last summer. They're now putting the finishing touches on their first full length release, 'Bang All Our Drums.'
In addition to the free tracks for Vinyl District readers, Aminal has other goodies to giveaway. The band is three weeks into a month-long song giveaway to people that join their Reverb Nation or Band Camp fan lists. New songs post every Sunday; sign up on Reverb Nation to download tracks or at Band Camp.
Aminal - A Family Affair (Mp3)
Aminal - A Face to Fight (Mp3)
Posted by Jon at 10:21 AM
Despite being beaten to the post by the Washington City Paper with its feature, your humble all-stars proceed undaunted:
Last January when we spent the week with Emily and Susan Hsu from Exit Clov in anticipation of the release of their latest, 'Memento Mori' they lamented the fact that it wouldn't be available on vinyl—but they shook their fists me and said, "Oh yes, we will have vinyl soon, Jon. You'll see!"
And wouldn't you know, they've done it and as a Record Store Day exclusive. The 'Cover Boy EP' 7" collects the band covering Morrisey, Peter Tosh, The Ramones, and Devo in what can only be called and exercise of excellent taste and execution.
The band plans a string of dates in support of the release in April and specifically a Record Store Day performance in Philly. Pick up the 'Cover Boy EP' at Som Records and Crooked Beat Records exclusively on 4/17, Record Store Day.
1. Sing Your Life [Morrissey] 2. Steppin Razor [Peter Tosh]
1. The KKK Took My Baby Away [The Ramones] 2. Mongoloid [Devo]
Exit Clov - Sing Your Life [Morrissey Cover] (Mp3)
Posted by Jon at 9:18 AM