Weird Wednesdays: 7/30/2014


Welcome back everyone to our third installment of Weird Wednesdays! If you forgot already, today is the day we toss some new material your way that may not cross your ears otherwise. Before we begin, let us remind you: THERE ARE NO BREAKDOWNS IN TODAY’S MUSIC.

After listening to today’s batch of tunes, tweet us at @thenoise and let us know which songs you enjoyed the most.


JPNSGRLS – “Smalls”

Look, let’s put this out there. Any band who willingly quotes The Sandlot in one of their songs automatically wins a place in our hearts. Kids, if the question, “What the heck is The Sandlot?” popped into your head, you should probably just give up on life now. As for JPNSGRLS and their track “Smalls,” we cannot get enough of it. It’s fun, loud and incredibly catchy. If you don’t listen to this song at least twice today, there’s probably something wrong with you.        

Slaves – “Nervous Energy”

For those expecting the Jonny Craig fronted outfit from Sacramento, California, we can tell you now, this is not them. It is however, a U.K duo of high-spirited individuals that we have become quite fond of as of late. Released as a bonus track on 2013’s Sugar Coated Bitter Truth, “Nervous Energy” gives off a bit of a Bronx-like vibe that should definitely get your heart rate going.         

Marmozets- “Move Shake Hide”

After deep deliberation, we decided to do something a little different here with Marmozets. Before every Weird Wednesday post we make sure to warn you about the lack of breakdowns in the songs you are about to hear. Well, “Move Shake Hide” has one that we can’t help but talk about. What starts off as another pop rock female fronted knock off, “Move Shake Hide” quickly turns into a boisterous throw down. Then, like nothing happened, you’re brought back to the poppy side of the track. It’s a very impressive balance that we think you need to hear. All in all, with a few EPs under their belt and a spot on the Kevin Says stage at this year’s Warped Tour, this group of feisty British youths are definitely an act to watch out for.     

 Bad Luck – “Willoughby”

Bad Luck’s song “Willoughby” is pretty straight forward. It’s your classic pop punk formula of punchy up-beat drums, infectious heartfelt lyrics and a slowed down sing-songy chorus you can’t help but hum along to. However, what separates this track from your typical pop punk tune has to be its ending. Not wanting to give too much away, let’s just say it’s a beautiful demonstration of emotion and sorrow.         

This Wild Life – “History”

Now, what’s better than a little acoustic music to wind down to on this hectic hump day? Hailing from the Long Beach area, This Wild Life are one of Epitaph’s newest signees who have been paying huge dividends with their latest release Clouded. The tattooed twosome of Kevin Jordan (Vocalist) and Anthony Del Grosso (Guitar) are currently out on the Van’s Warped Tour melting hearts across the U.S. If you weren’t able to catch their set this summer, don’t worry. This Wild Life will be embarking on “The World Tour” with Pierce the Veil, Sleeping with Sirens and Beartooth later this year.