The American invasion continues! The past few weeks we’ve had a handful of artists join the AIH roster - most recently a late summer blast of electronic euphoria in the form of Albuquerque, New Mexico’s Sun Stains.
For today’s slice of pizza action I’m proud to introduce Austin, TX’s Literature. Matt of Cycle Schmeichel introduced me to their debut LP a few months back and it’s managed to soundtrack a horrid breakup and a wonderful summer. Swings and roundabouts I guess.
The exclusive track that they handed us ‘Tie-Dye’ is a perfect representation of the soft Shins-ean nature of the LP. I highly recommend everyone seek it out - it’s available for free download on the excellent Square Of Opposition Records.
Here’s what Kevin and Nate from the band had to say ..
Kevin: “for the chorus of ‘Tye-dye”, Nathaniel and I challenged each other on a chord-by-chord basis. I guess the unspoken goal was to play Jenga with Jangle: to author a progression that kept ascending to a point of structural instability, only to land safely.”
Nate: “I don’t want to ruin the mystic for anyone but the lyrics were heavily influenced by the first two Bret Easton Ellis novels (Less Than Zero, The Rules of Attraction) as I had read them around the time I wrote the Lyrics and the books really stuck with me!”
The one physical Pizza Box copy of this release will go live at the slightly later time of 3pm, and will be available from our Bandcamp. In the meantime enjoy the free download or from our Soundcloud.
PIZZAIH18 - THAI-DYE
Be thankful it’s a Friday - a rainbow mixture of oriental produce, spices and mystery meats will ensure you spend the majority of your weekend in the toilet. Our caucasian stomachs ache simply at the thought of it.