Expert Alterations celebrate EP release today
self-titled debut EP now streaming below
Expert Alterations EP
recent s/o from Noisey / Stereogum / Brooklyn Vegan
Baltimore-based indie pop trio Expert Alterations celebrate the release of their self-titled debut EPtoday with Slumberland offering the collection as a one-sided 12” while the digital EP is available now through Kanine Records. The record includes lead single “A Bell” and most recent cut “Midnight Garden” as well as a handful of unreleased tracks poised as an impressive introduction for the young project’s rather sophisticated debut.
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1. Venetian Blinds
2. A Bell
3. Midnight Garden
4. Memory Glands
5. Three Signs
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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
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.