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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Stream Scissors For Lefty's New Record, Bangs & Lashes

Posted By on Tue, Oct 28, 2014 at 1:03 PM

click to enlarge It's a family affair: Scissors For Lefty hit Bottom of the Hill Nov. 1.
  • It's a family affair: Scissors For Lefty hit Bottom of the Hill Nov. 1.

Scissors For Lefty
 is one of those indie bands that's been kicking around San Francisco for long enough, making accessible-yet-lovably-idiosyncratic glam-pop, that it's always seemed just on the precipice of widespread fame and fortune. The dudes' show resume is pretty impressive: They're Noise Pop veterans, they've played the main stage at BFD, and opened for Arctic Monkeys, Smashing Pumpkins, and Juliette Lewis. 

But it's been a quiet few years for the five-piece, which is made up of  two families (ask the Garzas and the Krimmels about who's whose brother, cousin, or uncle — we can't ever keep it straight).

Bangs & Lashes, which officially drops tomorrow, is the band's third record, and its first full-length since 2007's Underhanded Romance. And while it sounds, as per usual, like singer Bryan Garza has been studying his tortured androgynous Brits and other power-pop icons — Bowie, his Cars, his Pulp, his Roxy Music, there's an embrace here of, well, being native Californians who met in college in San Luis Obispo; check that sunny hook on "Long Distant Love," the shimmery surf-guitar on "Pretty With Plastic." And if this Labyrinth remake actually happens, the deliciously creepy synth-driven single "Werewolf" gets our first vote for Official Motion Picture Soundtrack status. 

Give the full album a listen below, and catch Scissors For Lefty at Bottom of the Hill Nov. 1 for a special Day of the Dead album release show with fellow dark-but-dancey locals Happy Fangs and Dangermaker
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