Frank, Kevin, and Mat, purging paper throw-up.
Wow, I haven't done anything here for over a week! I've been busier than expected with school and work, but I'm gonna try to keep up here as best I can. Welly well well, let's get right back into it then.The Lil' Hospital
is a super excellent indiepop band originally from Philly, now calling Brooklyn, NY home. BUT YOU ALREADY KNEW THAT. Unless you DIDN'T, in which case you DO now. They released a fantastic album last year on Total Gaylord Records
called Heavy Metal
, that you could imagine sounds nothing like the name implies. Infact the band draws it's influences more from folks like The Television Personalities and early My Bloody Valentine. Anyway, Kevin's been slaving away on new stuff for the past year or so and he's kindly allowed me to preview two of the freshly recorded tracks here on Skatterbrain.[MP3]: The Lil' Hospital :: She Goes With Satan Now
(Highly Recommended!!)[MP3]: The Lil' Hospital :: Saddest Things
(Highly Recommended, too!)
These new songs seem to be following the Lil' Hospital guidelines pretty well, and then some. There's the jangly, sometimes twinkly guitar; then you've got the bouncy bassline; and Kevin's great lyrics are still great (and funny, as usual): "There's this girl from work that I am interested in, but word on the street is that she's into satan." I love the direction both of these songs are headed in, though. There's no HUGE changes in style, but the subtle changes are apparent and I'm liking them. The songs appear to sound a bit noisier and where most of Heavy Metal
hovered around picked, twinkly area, these songs have got a big more garage-y feel to them. That should make sense, I think, once you hear the new songs. I'm so excited to hear more, and I'll let you know when I do!The Lil Hospital on MySpace!
Labels: the Lil Hospital, Total Gaylord