RIYL: heart-on-sleeve indie rawk
Label: Soul Step Records
Knoxville indie rock 3-piece Sweet Years¬†hurled a split-finger melodic¬†sm√∂rg√•sbord of a full-length called Coat Guts back in February 2017, an 8-layer dip of sorts tugging every which way in the vast array of rock and roll subgenres.¬† Thaddius Dakota Smith, Zach Gilleran and Travis Bigwood, to the dismay of many a pigeonholer, just can’t be defined any which way.¬†¬†When the vocals loft towards the upper registers, I hear a little¬†Hamilton Leithauser, but the guitar styles drift through 90s alt rock, math rock, riff-heavy party jams, pop punk and the list goes on.
Soul Step Records grabbed two of the tracks off that album and stamped those mothers onto a 7-inch.¬† Fireproof¬†bursts at the seams with angsty youthful exuberance and b-side Motor Mouth slows the tempo down a notch so no one sprains any ankles.¬† Grab one of the few leftover coke-bottle clear 7″s after the ‘buy’ link and check out the stellar one-take music video of Fireproof below.
Sweet Years - Fireproof / Motormouth 45
Coke Bottle Clear Vinyl - Limited to 100
- Maybe Buy
- Not My Style
- Too Expensive