November 14, 2013

Heathers - Teenage Clothes 7"

The first time I heard Heathers was earlier this year, around the time I was searching for bands for the first Candy Twist release. I stumbled upon ‘Teenage clothes’ and was sold right away. Something, I must admit, that doesn’t happen very often to me. I’m more of a ‘growing on me, slowly increasing appreciation’ kind of person. Not this time. ‘Teenage clothes’ grabbed me by my pop loving heart and wouldn’t let go. I wrote the two guys – Michael Francis and Thom Lucero - from LA the next day to ask them to be part of ‘Nobody’s Business’. Which, to my big pleasure, they accepted right away.

It’s quite a few couple of months later now, and in the meantime ‘Teenage clothes’ has been released as their debut 7” single, coupled with another irresistibly rocking pop gem, ‘I don’t wanna be adored’. The release date was September 16, but if you’re quick you should still be able to grab a copy from the band’s bandcamp or from their label.
While you’re at their bandcamp, have a listen to ‘Colossi of Memnon’ as well, a 7 minute and 24 seconds long monster of a song that still manages to hold my attention until the end, the way Velvet Underground, Modern Lovers and Joy Division often seemed to manage. Pop despite everything, even despite intention perhaps. These guys seem to have that rare gift of mixing pop and rock and roll and warmth and misery and love and… and… 
Heathers deserve your support and love. Give it to them here: