Local Bits: Grass Widow, Dante vs Zombies, Races Album Stream

Posted by Billy Gil, March 23, 2012 04:06pm | Post a Comment
Grass Widow – “Goldilocks Zone”

San Fran trio Grass Widow have a new album coming out May 22 on HLR called Internal Logic. The first song from it, “Goldilocks Zone,” sports the casual girl cool of The Breeders with a bit more post-punk angularity and noise-rock sound effects. Definitely excited to hear the full-length!


Dante vs Zombies – “Natural Disaster”

dante vs zombiesL.A.’s Dante vs. Zombies are set to release their first full-length April 10 from Neurotic Yell, called BUH. This is a band I wasn’t sure I’d like from reading about them, seeming kinda kitschy. Listening to “Natural Disaster,” I hear exquisitely polished, noir-ish indie rock with style to spare, reminding me a bit of another L.A. band, Fool’s Gold, and also recent Yeasayer. Plus singer Dante White-Aliano has killer pipes. Love the speed-up at the end. (Download via



Races – Full Album Stream

Races are a band I’ve written about a couple of times here as their sweeping orchestral pop showed major promise. Now their first full-length, Year of the Witch, is imminent, and they’ve put the whole thing up for streaming via SoundCloud. Sounds awesome!


Shows this weekend:

Friday: Strange Boys/The Coathangers/White Mystery/Wounded Lion @Los Globos (FREE)
Saturday: Off!, Wavves, The Strange Boys, White Fence @The Observatory (Santa Ana)
Sunday: LA Pysch Fest (Entrance Band, Allah Las, Lumerians and more) @Bootleg Theater


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