Tonight the Lashes have more than just the New Year to celebrate. This NYE bash marks the eve of the bands second release since Get Itbut not the whole enchilada just yet. Thank You Side A is exactly that, the first half (not an EP, thank you very much) of a batch of six new songs recorded by producer John Goodmanson last winter. Were more proud of this than anything weve ever done, says frontman Ben Clark of the effort which will be self-released and available exclusively on tours and at Sonic Boom. Those who caught the bands Bumbershoot set got a preview of each track including the poppy, Lashes-appropriate Look at Ussomething the band certainly invites with antics like prank phone calls from the stage to TV news desks and silly string explosions. With the cheeky all-girl Trucks, Feral Childrens visceral rock and instrument bashing, and Jan Norbergs writhing and wailing, Clarks right when he says of the night, It will be a crazy rockin good time. AJA PECKNOLD
Listen to a sample of The Lashes' "The Moat."
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