Posts Tagged ‘Meritorio Records’

Real Numbers – “In The End”

Just last week I ran down the review on Slumberland / Meritorio janglers Real Numbers, who’ve come into their own with a bit of polish and dedication to the Sarah singles collection. The band’s back with a new video for one of the sweeter moments on the EP, the hummable and humble ramble of “In the End.” The song isn’t as outright bubbly as some of the rest of the EP, languishing in a melancholy melt that comes on slow before leaning into the indie pop heart that beats quick at its core. Not fancy treatments here, but the rosy glow of the video props up the song simply and serenely. The US release has hit a few snags in the production line, pushing it back to March 19th, but it’s certainly worth the wait. Check out the video above to feel the warm glow of Real Numbers before your turntable gets a dose.

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Real Numbers – “Brighter Then”

Fittingly named Brighter Then, the new EP from Minneapolis’ Real Numbers polishes the band’s sound into the rosy reflection of Sarah records’ best, bringing to mind East River Pipe, The Field Mice, and quite honestly, Brighter. The band expands to a five piece on the new release and keys from Sophie Durbin really flesh out the band’s jangled ennui, giving songs a less sinewy feel than before. Along with the atmospherics, the band’s Eli Hansen, gives the record an emotional heft that blends well with a soft-focus production, smearing their songs in a heartsick glow. The EP doesn’t linger long, at just five songs, but while it sticks around Real Numbers make their presence felt. The hooks are more subtle than barbed, but over time they work their way into your brain just the same. I’ve been a fan of the band’s evolution over the past few years, with “Frank Infatuation” winding up a perennial favorite around here. The new batch proves they’ve still got plenty more surprises in store.

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Wurld Series – “Nap Gate”

A new vid today announces the arrival of New Zealand scuffers Wurld Series’ second LP, What’s Growing. “Nap Gate” fizzes out of the gates with amp strangling riffs, placing one foot in the Pavement camp and another closer to home, echoing kiwi alt classics like 3Ds, Tall Dwarfs, or Straitjacket Fits. Balancing cool-headed vocals with some paint-peeler guitars, this one makes a case for excitement for the Christchurch band’s latest offering. The record was produced in part by Brian Feary (Salad Boys, Dance Asthmatics), who runs Melted Ice Cream Collective out of NZ. The record arrives March 19th on Meritorio Records (Europe & USA), Osborne Again (Australia) and Melted Ice Cream (New Zealand & Rest of the World).

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