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Swingin' Utters: The Librarians are Hiding Something [7-inch]The Librarians are Hiding Something [7-inch] (2012)
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Considering they went away for seven years, it's a wonder fans are getting more Swingin' Utters now, let alone so soon after 2011's Here, Under Protest (which is to say nothing of the members' assorted other projects). With another record already in the can, the band is going the single route with F.
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Considering they went away for seven years, it's a wonder fans are getting more Swingin' Utters now, let alone so soon after 2011's Here, Under Protest (which is to say nothing of the members' assorted other projects). With another record already in the can, the band is going the single route with Fat Wreck to drum up interest. "The Librarians are Hiding Something," taken from a forthcoming new full-length entitled Poorly Formed, picks up where Protest left off.

That is to say, a little slower and more deliberate. A little less punk and a little more straight up rock. Regardless of how one labels it, "Librarians" is a solid track. Even though the Utters have tweaked their sound over the years, there's still a pretty fair set of expectations at work here. Luckily, the band does not disappoint.

B-side "Rude Little Rooms" is the last song the band recorded with ex-bassist Spike Slawson (of Me Firsts and the Gimme Gimmes), and it's somehow even more laid back than "Librarians." The Utters are gradually easing into middle age, at least, compared to their other bands past and present. With Poorly Formed due out next year, the band's future looks good too.

 

 
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Benflo1208 (November 17, 2012)

New LP rules! Their new music rules just like their old music! Jack adds good vibes to the band for sure! Screw the haters

jelone (November 16, 2012)

Jimmy: check their Twotter. It's due in February.

telegraphrocks (November 16, 2012)

These songs are fucking RAD!
Can't wait for the LP!

jimmynorville (November 16, 2012)

Where'd you get the name of the upcoming full length?
And I think Spike is still doing the Re-Volts, but they were supposed to have an EP come out a few years ago that didn't so I guess that isn't a great sign.

Problematiclogic (November 16, 2012)

The A-side is okay, but the B-side rules. Can't wait for the record.

wahhey (November 16, 2012)

Very bummed at the fact that this is it for Spike, and what an odd time for him to leave with all of the new material coming out. I'm not quite as disappointed at this as I am that the Re-Volts never did a proper LP though, and the Utters lately are more rocking than ever if you ask me.

tittus (November 16, 2012)

I was hoping for a jack song, but overall a pretty good 7"

Sliced-T (November 16, 2012)

Spike isn't in the band anymore? That's too bad. I really loved his how harmonies fit the songs on the last couple of records.

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