Thursday, July 15, 2010

Crocodiles and The Rentals want you to Sleep Forever in this Honey Life

Just a couple of quickies from RCRD LBL today.

We've been loving Crocodiles for a while now, with songs like Neon Jesus I Wanna Kill and Summer of Hate giving us an energetic Jesus and Mary Chain vibe. This new one maybe slides more into the shoegaze era, My Bloody Valentine territory, but it's still quite good. The Sleep Forever single will be out on Fat Possum Records August 17 with b-sides California Girls and Groove Is in the Heart - I'm very curious about that Dee-Lite cover. The new album will be out September 14 and will also be called Sleep Forever.

Buy Crocodiles here.

Unlike The Rentals best-known tune, Friends of P, this tune does not offer a quick new wave revival. Honey Life is lush pop, with violin and hushed vocals propelling a pretty little ditty. The song is taken from the album Songs About Time: Chapter Three - The Future. It's a taster of an insanely ambitious project featuring "42 tracks on 4 LPs and CDs, a 72-page hardcover photobook, 52 short films on DVD, 2 Art booklets, a One of a kind roll of undeveloped film(?!), and much more" according to the band's website.

The Rentals - Honey Life

SAT RELEASE from The Rentals Dot Com on Vimeo.

Buy The Rentals here.

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