Sic Alps' new 12" single, She's On Top, was announced today, but I've not found anything online to sample. So, this post will have to serve simply to inform and not to entice.
When seeing the word "pop" associated with a band like Sic Alps, it communicates to me the common evolution of bands who owe their identity to distortion, feedback and rocky fidelity. Over the last few albums, Sic Alps has grown to be more melody-driven and accessible, (not to their detriment, mind you), while maintaining what makes them distinct amongst the "garage revivalist" influx that seemed to run aplenty over the last ten years. Looking forward to hearing how they decipher "pop."
The album will be out via Drag City in May.
All info comes courtesy of Rarely Unable.
SIC ALPS RELEASE THREE SHARDS OF VIVACIOUS POP ON A NEW 12"
Orange Sunshine! Blue Diamonds! Black Potatoes! Sic Alps are back! and they have burst onto the scene in a positively ebullient mood and with new tunes to boot.
Following their self-titled full length of last year, She’s On Top is a 12" single, a B-12-booster shot extract straight from the heart of Sic Alps.
This is how the other half lives, laughs and loves. It’s fun and exciting, a picture from the airplane. Sic Alps are like you. They’re your friends — the better, smarter, faster, stronger ones. When they get back from their run, they’re friendly and will show you how the guitar works. Whoops, they picked it up and three songs fell out. Time for a 12" single, and time to show the world the steel-plate resolve and wide, sparkling decks of the good ship Sic Alps. These three guns is all they need and now they’ve maneuvered into the power position.
"She’s On Top" will send you up shaking, laughing so hard you’re crying, and how you come down depends on your chemistry. Shards of pop...we may need pincers. “Carrie Jean” is a noirish creeper, another one about girlish allure. Now, “Biz Bag” blew the door open, jet-blast style, finishing with a bitter kiss ‘n’ giggle. And on this song, a new genre is spawned: power-brisk.
To sum up: all three songs = one solid blast and threaten to start and end parties with their vitality and charms. And you can’t stop playing them, that’s what records are for after all.
Drag City will release She's On Top on 20 May 2013 and it’s all wrapped in a 12" single sleeve inspired by and incorporating a Digger’s photograph.
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