Male Bonding – “Year’s Not Long” & “Franklin”
May 7, 2010, 10:32 am
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Recent Sub Pop signees and current Smith Westerns tour-mates Male Bonding are, somewhat surprisingly, English.  I say “surprising” mainly because all their influences seem to be unflaggingly American. The trio was clearly fed a steady diet of SST records in their youth: nods to Hüsker Dü, Dinosaur Jr. and Minutemen abound, while shards of Nirvana and Pixies can be heard in the fray as well.  The band’s debut LP, Nothing Hurts, plays like a love letter to the late ’80s -early ’90s American post-hardcore/indie rock scene.  Lead single “Year’s Not Long” is a hot shot of rambunctious, infectious punk that tops the offerings of the band’s American counterparts. The languid, melodic “Franklin” sounds like a tune Real Estate will be wishing they had written.

Nothing Hurts is out 5/11 on Sub Pop.

Download MP3: “Year’s Not Long”

Download MP3: “Franklin”

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Male Bonding interview i did a couple of weeks ago: http://wallernotweller.wordpress.com/2010/06/19/interview-male-bonding/

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