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.
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
― Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Monday, 27 March 2017 16:04 (ten months ago) Permalink
this is good stuff
― blonde redheads have more fun (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 27 March 2017 17:05 (ten 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 (ten 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 (ten 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 (ten 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 (ten months ago) Permalink
Go see 'em
The Regrettes Summer 2017 Tour DatesJune 11 Phoenix, AZ Pub Rock June 13 Austin, TX The Mohawk: IndoorsJune 14 Dallas, TX Three LinksJune 16 Nashville, TN Fond Object RecordsJune 17 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade: Purgatory StageJune 18 Chapel Hill, NC Local 506 June 21 Brooklyn, NY Rough TradeJune 23 Toronto, Ontario NXNE Port Lands Music FestivalJune 25 Millvale, PA The Funhouse at Mr. SmallsJune 27 Columbus, OH The BasementJune 29 Milwaukee, WI SummerfestSept. 15 Chicago, IL Riot Fest
― Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Wednesday, 3 May 2017 18:50 (nine months ago) Permalink
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.
― Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Monday, 12 June 2017 20:35 (eight months ago) Permalink
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 (seven 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 (seven 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:
― some sad trombone Twilight Zone shit (cryptosicko), Thursday, 6 July 2017 04:28 (seven months ago) Permalink
this album is good
― Οὖτις, Tuesday, 12 September 2017 22:39 (five 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 (five months ago) Permalink
the song that quotes Salt n Pepa is the only misstep imo
― Οὖτις, Tuesday, 12 September 2017 23:24 (five 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 (five months ago) Permalink
This blows me away - their version of Fox on the Run
― Fine Toothcomb (sonofstan), Wednesday, 13 September 2017 07:06 (five months ago) Permalink
Indeed they give good bubblegum. They did this one live when I saw them in Philly...
― Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Thursday, 14 September 2017 00:47 (five 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 (five months ago) Permalink