MP3: Cause Co-Motion! – “You Lose”
Hot on the heels of their critically-lauded singles compilation, It’s Time!, Cause Co-Motion! have hit the studio to bring you their latest installment of earnest DIY pop, this time in the form of this fab six song 12″ EP entitled Because Because Because. Over the last few years Cause Co-Motion! have made quite a name for themselves as purveyors of crash-pop of the finest quality, blending 60s garage-pop impulses with Messthetic-inflected post-punk and the scrappy end of the 80s indie scene, as exemplified by groups like Television Personalities, Beat Happening and The Pastels.
Because Because Because begins a new chapter in the Cause Co-Motion! story. Committed to tape in the course of a day spent with Gary Olson of the Ladybug Transistor at his Marlborough Farms studio, this EP balances the band’s frenetic attack with a more open approach to arrangements and space. The songs are all top-drawer too, and we fully expect the driving “Leave It All” and the Buddy Holly-esque “You Lose” to take their places in the Cause Co-Motion! pantheon of future classics.
Fired by a love of classic pop and a punkish devotion to short songs, eager tempos and enthusiasm-over-technique, Cause Co-Motion! have busted out of their native Brooklyn to garner a world-wide fanbase and critical acclaim from such respected organs of music opinion as Pitchfork, Under The Radar, Spin, Skyscraper, Exclaim! and of course countless blogs. Because Because Because is further proof of their mastery of exuberant, hooky garage pop, a ten minute blast of racket, reverb and energy that’s as timeless as it is perfectly of-the-moment.
“Cause Co-Motion! make frantic guitar rock sound just so pleasant. These guys have the goods to stick around for a while.” – Oh My Rockness
“…here’s four guys doing it for themselves and their friends and for history. Promoting sweet times and smiles and togetherness should be on more bands’ agendas.” – Dusted
“…there’s nothing dated about short, fast, instantly likable punk rock songs.” – Pitchfork
“Wound-up New York noiseniks bang out 90-second pop hits…” – RollingStone.com
05/09 Brooklyn, NY Bruar Falls
05/14 Columbus, OH Wexner Center
05/15 Ann Arbor, MI Arbor Vitae
05/16 Chicago, IL WHPK “Summer Breeze” Fest @ Univ. of Chicago
Because Because Because
Street date: May 12, 2009
1. And You Wonder
2. Is What You Say What You Mean?
3. It’s Time!
4. Because Because Because
5. Leave It All
6. You Lose
CAUSE CO-MOTION! LINKS:
Press Materials: www.slumberlandrecords.com/press/cause-co-motion/its-time.html