If you are searching for slight resemblances of New God’s 2011 LP Motorcar your best bet would be a pre-Port Of Morrow Shins catalog or portions of a pristine Beach Boys era. However, for the full effect, you would have to go all the way back to Grandaddy’s Under The Western Freeway. The rustic sincerity is there, the striking vocals, and the expected lo-fi aesthetics. But New God unexpectedly trick us into believing this is all they have to offer us. As the album progresses, from the psychedelic pop intro of the album’s title track to the indie space rock track “mother,” we realize Motorcar’s pull is a genuine trustworthy approach. “Room In Arizona” portrays this perfectly with a sound reminiscent of something from Minus The Bear.
There is a distinct cleverness embedded into each individual track giving the songs something unique while remaining in accordance with a lo-fi indie pop fashion. Rarely can one discover these idiosyncrasies implanted into album in a candid way and it actually sound good. The album’s forthright approach is refreshing to say the least. After all, singer-songwriter and producer Kenny Tompkins spent nearly five years crafting this record.
The LP was released last year (Via Good Soil Records) and now the Frostburg, Maryland group is prepping the album for a 12″ vinyl release on July 17th. They have been working on other projects as well. At the end of January, the group released an EP entitled Silver Rings and in May they released the single Summer Girl. New God have already established a strong effective sound for such a relative youth. It will be interesting to see where the band goes from here. Watch the video for the title track Motorcar below. The band is currently on a US summer tour through July with Red Clover Ghost and Bishops. Purchase the album via itunes HERE and pre-order the 12″ vinyl HERE.
7/18 – Ormsby – Pittsburgh, PA +
7/19 – 123 Pleasant – Morgantown, WV #
7/20 – Dante’s (ALL AGES) – Frostburg, MD (5pm – 8pm) #
7/20 – Dante’s (21+) – Frostburg, MD (10pm) #
7/21 – Blue Moon – Sheperdstown, WV #
7/22 – Thought Lot – Shippensburg, PA #
7/24 – The Trocadero Theatre – Philadelphia, PA
7/25 – Lulu’s – Brooklyn, NY +
7/26 – Clementine’s – Harrisonburg, VA +
7/27 – Slim’s – Raleigh, NC +
7/28 – TBA
7/30 – Flicker Theatre – Athens, GA *
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