Having posted about a new Rival Schools song in October, I nearly forgot that Pedals, the new 10-years-in-the-making album, was officially released on Tuesday.
I haven’t had a chance to dive in, but the band â€“ fronted by former Gorilla Biscuits/Quicksand frontman Walter Schreifels â€“ put out a video for the song Wring It Out, in which a rock-and-roll exorcism is performed on a sinister-looking gal. It’s totally safe for work, unless you find fake green upchuck potentially offensive.
And speaking of Schreifels and Quicksand, a 7-inch of the band’s debut EP (1990) â€“ which features the amazing Omission â€“ will allegedly be released on Record Store Day, April 16 (obviously, hitting Stinkweeds early that day). But I still dream of the day someone remasters/rereleases Slip, the Quicksand classic from 1993.
(Photo credit: Erik Snyder)
New Rival Schools: Shot After Shot (video)
Walter Schreifels: Arthur Leeâ€™s Lullaby
Interview with Ian Love