The Regrettes: The kids are alright

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I like to check out new releases and January has a dearth of them, so I checked out an album from a band called The Regrettes called Feel Your Feelings Fool! (Warner Brothers) without knowing much about it.

http://img.discogs.com/ZdTj2FSpGsEzyEb4gsgQnuoKNok=/fit-in/300x300/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(40)/discogs-images/R-9635464-1483978320-3367.jpeg.jpg

I wrote on my Facebook page "The Regrettes have been called a Riot Grrl Ronettes but they're more pop than punk." And they are with some great pop hooks in the songs.

I caught the band in Philly last night (well, it was an all-ages matinee, so yesterday afternoon) and they were so fun and adorable, though the lyrics of Lydia Night, the group's now-seventeen year old singer, show she has a wisdom that belies her tender years and I can see her having a ton of young girls really look up to her

Good interview in the Village Voice by Katherine Turman

Some videos:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kttX5GTyJYc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r0CD4dVYAEY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JX4Q2ydSvzg

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Monday, 27 March 2017 16:04 (seven months ago) Permalink

this is good stuff

blonde redheads have more fun (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 27 March 2017 17:05 (seven months ago) Permalink

I thought that first video (Living Human Girl) was a little Meghan Trainor-y, but the song is good. The more stuff I listened to and watched, the better they got. Yeah, I like this.

You're going to see a lot of love. Okay? Thank you. (Dan Peterson), Monday, 27 March 2017 18:54 (seven months ago) Permalink

the name is kind of amazing in that it was just right there and no one nabbed it until now

blonde redheads have more fun (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 27 March 2017 19:05 (seven months ago) Permalink

^^^ lol I had that exact thought!

You're going to see a lot of love. Okay? Thank you. (Dan Peterson), Monday, 27 March 2017 19:12 (seven months ago) Permalink

not bad at all, but this is a slightly slicked-up version of a sound/style that was popular in west coast indie circles a while back. somewhat weird to hear it coming from a major label 2017. no weirder than fidlar tho...

Balðy Daudrs (contenderizer), Monday, 27 March 2017 19:25 (seven months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Go see 'em

The Regrettes Summer 2017 Tour Dates
June 11 Phoenix, AZ Pub Rock
June 13 Austin, TX The Mohawk: Indoors
June 14 Dallas, TX Three Links
June 16 Nashville, TN Fond Object Records
June 17 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade: Purgatory Stage
June 18 Chapel Hill, NC Local 506
June 21 Brooklyn, NY Rough Trade
June 23 Toronto, Ontario NXNE Port Lands Music Festival
June 25 Millvale, PA The Funhouse at Mr. Smalls
June 27 Columbus, OH The Basement
June 29 Milwaukee, WI Summerfest
Sept. 15 Chicago, IL Riot Fest

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Wednesday, 3 May 2017 18:50 (six months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

LA-based punk act The Regrettes have released a politically-charged new video for their song, "Seashore," off their critically acclaimed debut album, Feel Your Feelings, Fool! Entertainment Weekly premieres the video today, describing the video as, "a big middle-finger to men who underestimate or belittle young women." The video features singer Lydia Night depicting scenes of oppressed women throughout history. Director Claire Vogel explains, "I wanted to pair the defiance of the lyrics with a handful of historical vignettes that embrace women taking control of situations that have held them back. I wanted each scene to hint at how people might have freely spoken their inner thoughts in those moments should they have had the privilege." Yesterday, the band kicked off a headlining tour across the U.S., which will be followed by a U.K. tour with SWMRS this fall.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iiqf2R462lo

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Monday, 12 June 2017 20:35 (five months ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TdFMdgIGHfA

I dig this - totally captures the vibe of high school matinee punk shows (only more competent than the bands I was seeing at those shows in high school)

El Tuomasbot (milo z), Thursday, 6 July 2017 03:02 (four months ago) Permalink

The more stuff I listened to and watched, the better they got. Yeah, I like this.

Οὖτις, Thursday, 6 July 2017 03:36 (four months ago) Permalink

I found myself getting impatient with a whole album of this stuff when trying to listen to Feel Your Feelings Fool! (great title though), but I keep coming back to this kick-ass track:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=02BbdPHvhg8

some sad trombone Twilight Zone shit (cryptosicko), Thursday, 6 July 2017 04:28 (four months ago) Permalink

two months pass...

this album is good

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 12 September 2017 22:39 (two months ago) Permalink

I was toying with the idea of seeing them when they come by Philly but they're the second band playing on a four-band package and not sure I care enough about SWMRS or The Interrupters to stick around for them or pay $24 a ticket including fees to see them play maybe 45 minutes at most.

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Tuesday, 12 September 2017 23:10 (two months ago) Permalink

the song that quotes Salt n Pepa is the only misstep imo

xp

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 12 September 2017 23:24 (two months ago) Permalink

I like the album a lot. I was hooked by the loud fast ones, but I find myself really digging the longer, more ambitious ones too. Kids got talent.

a man often referred to in the news media as the Duke of Saxony (tipsy mothra), Tuesday, 12 September 2017 23:42 (two months ago) Permalink

This blows me away - their version of Fox on the Run

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PvXmtkl4Nmk

Fine Toothcomb (sonofstan), Wednesday, 13 September 2017 07:06 (two months ago) Permalink

Indeed they give good bubblegum. They did this one live when I saw them in Philly...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Warfm_SHLO8

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Thursday, 14 September 2017 00:47 (two months ago) Permalink

I love their sound but I'm not sold on most of their songs just yet

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Thursday, 14 September 2017 01:22 (two months ago) Permalink


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