Quick Hitters:: Long Long Long 99 Sevens

When it comes to getting your name out there in the blog world, there are certain ideas you just wish you came up with (especially when they involve some of your favorite bands). Blog pride aside, I have to shine a (search)light - or maybe wake y’all up with a Serch clock - on Weird Canada for their fantastic, envy inducing 99 Sevens project.

 

The idea is delightfully simple. The first 99 people into a specific show get a limited edition 7″ (at no extra cost) with their ticket. The vinyl won’t be sold anywhere else… ever. If you don’t buy a ticket and show up early, you are up the creek so to speak with no one to blame but yourself. So awesome. In an age where precious few buy music and even fewer actually go to shows, this idea is not only fantastic, it’s much needed.

 

So, why am I talking about it now? Well, spasmatic noise poppers Long Long Long are next on the 99 7″ docket, and the two songs that had pressed into the acetate continue to blow minds. The A-side,”Take Time”, starts with guitar notes that move around like heated atoms. I’m sure there’s a pattern to the movement, but it’s only evident with some sort of telescopic enhancement. Abruptly, the chaos settles into a heavy, stoner jam that turns your head and neck into a pendulum, but in typical LLL fashion, the monolithic riff is splintered with taunt sonic divergences. “To Be Alone” is more consistent with the mutilated pop we’ve come to expect from the band. Sun-kissed melodies and pop sensibility hidden under chimes and distortion until almost nothing is as it should be. Thankfully, the band still believes in giving their music away, so you can grab the download now.

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MP3:: Long Long Long - To Be Alone
WEB:: http://longlonglong.bandcamp.com

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