On Kamikaze, The So So Glos’ follow-up to 2013’s critically-acclaimed Blowout, the darks are darker, the lights are lighter, the loud is louder, and the quiet is quieter. Recorded with John Reis (Drive Like Jehu, Hot Snakes) and mixed by Mike Mogis (Bright Eyes, Rilo Kiley, Cursive), the LP finds the band narrowing its focus, kicking harder and faster to punctuate their subversive merging of sarcasm with sincerity, spirituality, and social awareness. As always, though, Levi Zaru (aka Aleksander So So Glo), Ryan Zaru Levi, Matt Lasser-Elkin, and Zach Assa-el Staggers have made a perfect party soundtrack – if your idea of partying involves screaming against the world of distractions and psychic destruction that surrounds us.
In advance of Kamikaze‘s May release, The Glos have dropped two singles: “A.D.D. Life” and “Dancing Industry.” CMJ says that “A.D.D. Life” is “pretty classic pop punk in its sonic clarity, vocal hook and sing-along chorus lyrics,” while Billboard says “Dancing Industry” indicates that The So So Glos are “getting better and better at what they do, making a strong case for their hookiest and most varied work yet.” Both of the songs are included in this servicing email and should get the DJs at your station pumped for Kamikaze‘s release.
“You gotta love The So So Glos. No really, that’s an order. We’ve been writing about them for years now because their combination of bratty vocals and pop nous spiked with a punk snarl makes for an I’ll-take-another-and-another-and-another kind of cocktail.”
RIYL: Diarrhea Planet, Cloud Nothings, Smith Westerns, JEFF The Brotherhood, Harlem, the Soft Pack, Ty Segall, Protomartyr
FCC Warning Track #3
Going for Adds 3/7 & 3/8