Posts Tagged ‘smash hits’

Lunchbox at Austin Town Hall

Lunchbox returned last year with the most excellent, Lunchbox Loves You.  It seems to have ignited a fire beneath the band, as they’re already back with a brand new EP for your ears. It reminds me of taking the foundations of jangling indiepop and fusing it with the work of earlyWeezer (when everyone liked them, you know). Of course, that comparison brings nothing but hooks and great listens time and time again…there’s even some spots where you can fill in your own handclaps. You can grab their Smash Hits EP next week from Jigsaw Records.

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Lunchbox at Big Takeover

Singer/guitarist Tim Brown and bassistDonna McKean have been perfecting their sugary rock recipe as Lunchbox on and off for over 15 years now.

Last year, the duo released Lunchbox Loves You to renewed acclaim.

Their latest is a six song appetizer of even stickier, rot-your-teeth-out power pop.

Dubbed the Smash Hits EP, the duo’s candy coated approach to indie rock will satisfy the appetites of fans who regularly say grace at the table of scrappy rock GodsGuided By Voices.

Feelings of boredom, melancholy and heart-bursting love are dealt with by way of pop rocks n’ coke fueled guitar and an excellent guest drummer. All of the above flavors can be sampled on stand-out thrasher “Love Song.”

On “Flatland”, Brown begins by asking, “Where does the time go/and what does it do?” only to sneer that he doesn’t know and neither do you. That lyric could serve as the mission statement for Smash Hits, which zips by in just over 13 minutes.

Luckily, a quick tap of the replay button can suffice until their next smorgasbord is released.

 

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