Expert Alterations stream new single “Midnight Garden”
self-titled debut EP out June 2nd
via Kanine Records / Slumberland
“Midnight Garden” Stream Below
“…a brief foray into this metaphoric, lascivious landscape; a dark pop song about the consuming aspects of a relationship…their muted brand of pop would easily fit on a bill alongside UK-based indie projects of the mid-to-late ’80s such as the Vaselines or the Wedding Present” – STEREOGUM
Baltimore-based indie pop trio Expert Alterations stream their new single “Midnight Garden” today as the second offering from their forthcoming debut self-titled EP. Slumberland will be releasing Expert Alterations’ 2014 self-released cassette and as a one-sided 12” and Brooklyn based indie-pop label Kanine Records will release the digital EP on June 2nd.
Expert Alterations’ Midnight Garden EP
1. Venetian Blinds
2. A Bell
3. Midnight Garden
4. Memory Glands
5. Three Signs
Hear “Midnight Garden”
Expert Alterations has one eyebrow arched as they survey the surrounding pop landscape — they know they can do better. Strip it down, keep it lean, sweat off the fat. Despite their propensity for reducing the elements of pop to its essential core, Expert Alterations is minimal, but not skeletal; their bones are strong and their songs linger long after the music is over.
Deadpan vocals mingle with sparkling, chiming guitars (that’s Patrick) and an insistent rhythm borne out of the tenacious, nervous energy of The Fall (that’s Paul and Alan, drums n’ bass respectively). Expert Alterations’ influences range from the well-trod (TVPs, Wedding Present) to roads less traveled (Yeah Yeah Noh, Close Lobsters), and they process them into songs that can stand side-by-side with such standard-bearers.
Please do not confuse these gentlemen with dilettantes — Paul curates the Baltimore Popfest and hosts Pay Your Rates, a monthly party devoted to UK DIY and post-punk. In addition, the band has toured with a reformed Flatmates and has shared the stage with the likes of The Clean, Crystal Stilts and The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart.
Upcoming Live Dates
5/14 @ The Crown – Baltimore, MD
NYC Popfest 5/30 @ The Knitting Factory – Brooklyn NY
6/6/ @ Comet Ping Pong – Washington D.C.
Kanine Records Northside Showcase 6/11 @ Alphaville – Brooklyn, NY
To attend a show or for a promotional copy of the EP please reply directly to this email.
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