[MP3] Signals – “Consub”

break out the new year in the middle of the month

♫ Signals – Consub

  • Who: Jon, Bill, Jacob, Nathaniel
  • What: “Digital punk rock,” like The Fantasies, Wavves, Fast Years
  • Where: Los Angeles + Facebook
  • When: The split LP with The Zookeepers True To These Times…And Those Times Too is out now.
  • Why: Signals have left us high and dry for a long while since their spazzy jam “Spector.” Thank goodness they are back because something about summer weather gives me a craving for garage punk with pop hooks. All ripping guitars and galloping drums. Bring it.

SIGNALS phil my speakers with SPECTOR

my, how time flies

♫ Signals – Spector

One of last years’ best tracks was the ode to Christian Bale, “R U Professional,” by Los Angeles’ The Mae Shi and if you ever fell for it’s countless charms then you are in for a treat with Signals. Last year The Mae Shi suffered some internal rifts (read: drug abuse) which lead to three of it’s members splintering off to form Signals. They then proceeded to design the best band logo of the year as well as rip out this jam that proves these dudes don’t need celebrity meltdowns to rock socks. They may be a bit to dissonant for most but there is something about the shambolic beat and yelped vocals of “Spector” that gets me pumped. What can you really expect from a song named after this dude. Ayway, if you are on board so far, then head this way for a cover Signals did of Sparks’ “Angst In My Pants.”

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