Save Ends, “Warm Hearts, Cold Hands” LP

cover - save endsFun times with indie-pop from Boston’s Save Ends. Their debut full-length after several years of EPs, Warm Hearts, Cold Hands is a harder-edged Dollyrots or Mixtapes. It’s super-poppy, and the whole album is pretty much “Harmonies! Energy! Riffs!” for its entirety.

Save Ends really aim for energetic songs, but the lyrics drag everything down. It’s not that the music isn’t good — the riffs are catchy, the keys are nice when they come through, and the bass and drums make for a head-nodding beat. It’s more that the songs contain lyrics talking about falling down, blood draining from arms, things breaking down, and feeling alone.
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The Get Up Kids’ Matt Pryor on vinyl

tguk_landscape_color_final_72dpiBack in December, I interviewed Get Up Kids’ frontman Matt Pryor for a feature in the Pitch. That feature ran in last week’s issue, and turned out really well. However, there were portions of the conversation that really didn’t fit into the article or go with the angle I was pursuing.

However, as the first Get Up Kids full-length in nearly seven years, There Are Rules, comes out tomorrow, I felt it’d be nice to share this part of the interview, wherein Pryor discusses the band’s approach to vinyl releases.
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