Posts Tagged ‘Ex-Vöid’

The Tubs – “I Don’t Know How It Works”

The first couple of offerings from Perfect Records, the collaboration between Joanna Gruesome members and Mark Dobson from The Field Mice, have highlighted members of the band post-dissolution. Where Ex-Vöid blend JG’s knack for melody with some spark-changed guitars, The Tubs invests in Sarah Records-styled jangle that feels as timeless as ever. “I Don’t Know How It Works” is a bittersweet tumble down the tubes with organ swells and aquamarine-hued harmonies that can’t help but hurt as much as they heal. The song picks at jangle with a ruffled charm, feeling at once like the most put together track from members of the Gruesome family, yet still one that doesn’t subscribe to the notion of perfection.

The flip is a slightly more driven pop nugget that’s got strains of The Chills and The Bats in its DNA, and could easily crop up on latter-day offerings from either. Both sides are absolutely stunners and here’s hoping that as this label progresses they continue to highlight the crossover chemistry of members from the ranks of Joanna Gruesome while also roping in some likeminded folks along the way.



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Ex-Vöid – “Only One”

Post-Joanna Gruesome members have picked up as Ex-Vöid over the last year and it seems they can’t knock out a bad single. Continuing the reign of fuzz-thumped jangle-pop that permeated their first single, “Boyfriend,” they continue the love-worn territory on “Only One.” The song is swept up on the trappings of Sarah, Bus Stop, and Sha La La records releases and fittingly they’re releasing the single on a renewed Perfect Records as a joint venture between the band and The Field Mice’s Mark Dobson. Check out the Super 8 soaked video above and pop over to Bandcamp to check the spikier b-side that turns their indie-pop into a guitar-tapped fireball of punk. I’m excited to see that this was not a one-off and just savoring each new single that slides down the belt.



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