artist: Small City Calling | genre: alternative, indie-pop | label: unsigned
When last we visited Small City Calling they were racking up 2010 Froglix Music Awards in bunches. Fast forward to 2011 and we find this talented quintet from sunny San Diego on the verge of releasing there newest record which, at the time of this writing, is scheduled to drop next month. I can’t wait. I mean that quite literally, I really couldn’t wait. As soon as I received word about the new album I begged SCC’s Ryan Erwin for a sneak preview. Ok, perhaps “begged” is a bit over the top, but I did ask nicely and, thankfully, Mr. Erwin obliged by sending us not one but three (3) tracks from the new album! (Many thanks, my good man.)
While I am saving my “full review” until after I’ve had a chance to hear the album in it’s entirety, I’ll say this. I have now listened to “Hold Me Closer,” “Standing Room Only” and “Satellites” about (2) dozen times since downloading them earlier this week and, judging by what I have heard so far, if the rest of the tracks are even half as good as these, Golden State of Entropy is going to be a bonzer! Luscious layers of melodica delivered with true originality. This is a unique band with an unforgettable sound that has taken what they accomplished with their last EP, Oceanus, to a new level.
Don’t believe me? Check it out for yourself and enjoy the aforementioned tracks by utilizing the Froglix “play” feature from this post.