As my self-sabotaging, Cleveland Browns fans of a family gear up for another depressing football season, I’ll be over here taking part in a much more delightful and spunky kind of sports. I’m talking about the simply-named-yet-also-confusing-because-of-the-simplicity-of-the-naming band: the Philly DIY four-piece, SPORTS.
As the college punks have now graduated, it seems that their sound has too, as we hear a tight straightforwardness in their just released track, “Making It Right.” This thankfully doesn’t mean that the angst has matured, however — that’s still rightfully kicking as the jam opens ferociously with vocalist Carmen Perry announcing, “I’m not really in here / I’m just waiting ’til the coast is clear.”
Clocking in at just a minute and forty-four seconds, the remainder of the track rides off this buzzing energetic jolt and never slows down, save a brief steadiness that just begs for a sea of slow head-nods; then punctuating itself with a Palm-eqsue riff. But just as soon, eager drums spark up the live-wire once again for a wonderfully snafu-filled party of a send-off.
The track is the first taste of the band’s 7″ split with San-Fran’s Plush, which will be available in full on October 20th via Father/Daughter Records. But before that happens, listen to “Making It Right” below, and see the band later this month at the Philly Music Festival at World Cafe Live. More information on the show can be found at the XPN Concert Calendar.
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