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Little Lungs - Hoist Me Up! [7 inch] (Cover Artwork)

Little Lungs

Little Lungs: Hoist Me Up! [7 inch]Hoist Me Up! [7 inch] (2008)
Salinas

Reviewer Rating: 3.5


Contributed by: InaGreendaseBrian
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Little Lungs are a Brooklyn and New Brunswick-based combo playing upbeat, choppy and melodic indie-punk that sounds mighty impressive for only having released a demo so far (these tracks). The songs on Hoist Me Up! fall comfortably within the Lemuria/Discount camp, offering female-fronted quarter.


Little Lungs are a Brooklyn and New Brunswick-based combo playing upbeat, choppy and melodic indie-punk that sounds mighty impressive for only having released a demo so far (these tracks).

The songs on Hoist Me Up! fall comfortably within the Lemuria/Discount camp, offering female-fronted quarter-life desperation in the form of scrappy, usually uptempo songs bursting with perfect rawness and sincerity. Due to certain elements, though, I could see fans of the Measure (a female presence without a trace of forced feminity and overall spunk) or Bridge and Tunnel (sometimes noodly, sometimes mournful guitars) being into this, too.

My favorites on this are "Dreary," where there's an absolutely sick tempo change that provides the 7-inch's biggest moment of dynamism, and closer "The Big Six," where she sounds like she's on the verge of collapsing and the emotion hinges on aching despondency ("When is enough enough? / When is enough enough? / When are you going to quit it? / When will you give it up? / When is enough enough? / When is enough enough?").

The only weird thing about this 7" was that a bonus song is offered for free download with the record's purchase, but no digital download of the whole thing (mind you, this 7" was originally released as a six-song demo CD-R in August 2008 anyway). In any event, it's still a treat and you have to wonder what's in store next.

STREAM
Pet Cemetery
Dreary
Atlantic Bridge
Ten Sets of Jaws [bonus MP3]

 

 
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acris (July 15, 2009)

Two of the songs are just awful, but the other four are great. I hope to hear more material soon...

inagreendase (May 7, 2009)

Mike, you know me better than I know myself.

mikexdude (May 7, 2009)

Loves alliteration, though.

Don't be mad he's taking your shtick!

xshoutoutx (May 5, 2009)

awesome band!

hvmyselfabear (May 5, 2009)

so fucking good, stoked to see what this band brings next

inagreendase (May 5, 2009)

Can't wait for their split with Thousandaires.

Such a good goddamn band. Lyrics are fantastic too, and the writer doesn't even sing 'em himself I'm pretty sure. Loves alliteration, though.

Aymor (May 5, 2009)

i like this band

muckymuck (May 5, 2009)

8=(''')=D wolfs

eyepatchguy (May 5, 2009)

Amazing band. Can't wait for their split with Thousandaires.

ifyoumakeit (May 5, 2009)

amazing record and great people to boot.

that was a weird choice of words.

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