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Smashing Times - This Sporting Life LP


K Records

Smashing Times "This Sporting Life" LP"I know where Dan Treacy Lives"And so do you if you live in BaltimoreYou may try to look them up neé Barrett, neé Clark But just ask the Postman, they reside under the nameThe Smashing Times.Known poets about town, Filthy mother nature's sons, Called out for Tea Cozies and old wrinkled clothes, But put on 'oh so well' - with Jangle and Verve"the night belongs to poets and madmen"Drinking cups of hot tea after a dance alone in the rainA Tom Courtney Movie plays in the background.Oh so surreal.14 tracks 33RPM .Featuring Thee Jasmine Monk and Zelda-Anais (The Smashing Times, Midden Heap) as well as scene stalwarts Britta Leijonflycht (Almond Joy, Children Maybe Later, Galore), Paul Krolian (Expert Alterations), Blake Douglas (Corduroy, Midden Heap).Recorded by JAZ and Miles Waltuck, the band in Baltimore, MD. Mastered by Amy Dragon.When you call your band Smashing Times you can't help instantly getting the flavour of the Television Personalties and Dan Treacy but on their second album, the band deliver that and so much more. This really is a fusion of psychedelic, twee and freakbeat that will make your heart skip and your head smile. The guitars shimmer, strum and jangle whilst the vocals float effortlessly on top of the efficient rhythm section. Every song is a bundle of energy with hooks that come both instantly and after multiple plays. Without doubt, if it had been recorded in the 80's would have been released on Whaam or Dreamworld but luckily for you pop kids this 2023 and K have the honor of releasing it. (Sean Forbes)