Lost WeekendTiny Victories
Tiny Victories - Lost Weekend
Kind of obsessed this afternoon with the shimmering brilliance of this densely-packed smoke pipe of Brooklyn duo Greg Walters and Cason Kelly. Good from the first hit to the last.
Look for their upcoming Those of Us Still Alive EP, due out February 28th.
Tiny Victories releases single "Lost Weekened"
I like the overt maleness of the vocal on Tiny Victories’ single “Lost Weekend.” Rising out of dance beat and heavy synthesizers, there’s something assertive and bold about Greg Walters’ voice. After all, we’re armpits deep in a time of guys who sing in soft and tenuous voices. Indie-pop has become all hearts on sleeves and the tender emotions of boys who are in touch with their feminine sides. Which is fine, don’t get me wrong. I’m a fan. But in the midst of so much sameness, Walters’ difference is immediately recognizable, pulling the listener into to this complex, layered, shimmery song.
“I know you, you’ve got a stereo heart, you’ve got an ache in your mind and that’s a bad way to start. I know the devil takes the first one and you were the first one to break down, a serious shakedown.” So goes “Lost Weekened,” a darkly pretty song that remains open to interpretation.
The other member of Tiny Victories is Cason Kelly. This from a press release: “Prior to their transplant to Brooklyn, Cason spent his early 20s doing social work with inner city kids, while Greg spent six years as a foreign correspondent, covering a war (Russia-Georgia) and two revolutions (Ukraine, Kyrgyzstan).” So there’s more going on than just two dudes who met in college and started a band to meet girls or whatever. There’s a lot more going on beneath the glitchy, dancey surface.
Listen to “Lost Weekened” here. The rest of five-song EP Those Of Us Still Alive comes out Feb. 28, but you can find check out another song, “Mr. Bones,” on video here.
Mr. BonesTiny Victories
Tiny Victories - Mr. Bones
A glittering-swooping-dancy track for your Friday. You can download their free 7” over on Bandcamp. They’re on tour now, so if you’re in the DC area, they’re playing at the Velvet Lounge on Sunday (27th) with Alvin Risk and SOSOSO. Should be a blast!
Tiny Victories - Mr. Bones
And I’ve been trying to get in but all I can say is / They’ve got a million different ways to make you pay.
This is good to my ears.
Can't Change Everything1905
1905 - CAN’T CHANGE EVERYTHING
“to envision a world without chains but recognize that we, as individuals, can only chip away at the links, one at a time, day by day. to have the ability to wage quiet wars in our everyday lives & recognize the subtle victories when they happen…”
the meeting today, albeit small, renewed my faith in dit for now. gonna proceed with caution and try not to burn myself out. i need a reminder now & again to hit the breaks and remember to have fun. afterward brendan and i went hunting for something that could be used as a zine library, but didn’t really have any luck; so we went to longs park. a reprieve from the city made me feel a lot better, even if it wasn’t a real hike. i touched flowering trees and watched ducks and gathered willow branches and flowers to make a wreath. when i came home i did exactly that outside on the patio before planting some seeds. i also printed out a legit dummy zine for the purpose of getting copies made / printed out infected flies buttons to assemble later. i feel good, mentally, today even though my body is still a wreck.