The second full length album by the Generationals, Actor-Caster, will be due out March 29, 2011 on Park the Van records.
After releasing, Trust EP, November 9th 2010, they went to work on finishing the materials for the new album.
Starting January 11th, the Generationals will start a small town tour beginning in St. Louis and ending in Los Angeles in early February.
Listen to EP single “Trust” and watch video of “Victim of Trap”
01/11 St. Louis, MO – Old Rock House
01/12 Chicago, IL – Schubas / Tomorrow Never Knows Festival
01/13 Carbondale, IL – Hangar 9
01/14 New Orleans, LA – The Blue Nile
01/25 New York, NY – Mercury Lounge
02/16 Los Angeles, CA – Hotel Cafe
For more info on the Generationals, check them out on Myspace
Generationals is a spunky little trio out of New Orleans that this past summer went out to Austin, Texas to lay down the four tracks I’ve come to own as the Trust EP. Generationals has been Grant Widmer and Ted Joyner, joined now by drummer and back up vocalist Tess Brunet. Recorded this past August, the EP starts out with “Carrying the Torch”, a poppy bass riff that spins off into an almost indie take on the classic new wave hit “Melt With You.” A tightly loose danceable affair with some light strings in the back round to really make all the tracks blend seamlessly.
“Say For Certain” grooves along organically from the start, pulsing and clicking. A sparse yet melodically decorated tune with some lyrics that definitely got into my head. The syncopation is viral and feels over too soon. “Trust” is another thumping groover with a surfer bend. The song is a mellow poppy jingle that chugs with a beachy sunny sound. I can see the song taking over radiowaves soon, and it is the EP’s title track with good reason, it’s highly infectious. “Victim of Trap” is an excellent closer for many reasons. One being it is a hypnotic, textured, and challenging track that is very welcome after three almost upfront post-pop tunes. The band really builds on each track and it makes me very excited for anything they’re planning on putting down in the studio soon.
The Trust EP is available on the iTunes store now for only $1.99.
We had the chance of catching up with one of our favorite musicians here a Modern Mystery during CMJ 2010. Nick Krill of the Spinto Band. Performing one show only at the Park the Van showcase in Brooklyn, Krill, who performed under the name Young Nick Krill was joined by Magic Mike of …and the Moneynotes, and put on a stellar show. The fun didn’t end there as the duo performed a Playtime! session with us outside of the venue. Dude who video-bombed the second song, we will never forgive you.
Nick Krill came out on Friday night with Magic Mike of …and the Moneynotes for the Park the Van showcase. Two guys and a guitar making some incredible music is more than you can ever ask for. They were a hit with the crowd at CMJ and you can see all of those photos HERE!
A little late, I know, but one hell of a show. Spintos + Mini T’s + One Show = AMAZING!