Time for my fourth 2010 Band Mom add!!
Mermaids are this insanely cool band from Atlanta, with ties to Black Lips and just about everyone else in the ATL music scene. They’ve got a full-length record (and a bunch of CMJ shows) coming in October with Pretty Ambitious Records, but even before then, they’re gracing the world with an incredible 7” with the tracks “Holiday” b/w “Whirlpool”. If you’re at all into that garage, surfy, sorta tropical jangly pop stuff that the kids are so into these days, there is NO WAY you won’t go nuts for this.
HOLIDAY 7” [Single]
Already being deemed one of Atlanta’ s best up and coming bands by Creative Loafing, Mermaids was formed by friends Matt McCalvin (formerly of Gringo Star), Noah Adams, Jawsh Hughes and Sam Wagstaff. After recruiting drummer Ryan Fetter (formerly of The Barberries), fresh off his stint as a character at Disneyland, the group branded their own mix of tropical-punk rock-doo-wop. Since forming in January 2010, the guys have enjoyed local praise from press and radio, along with a successful week in Austin during SXSW 2010 where they graced the stage at several showcases and rooftop parties.
While playing in many side projects, such as The Fixed Focus (with members of The Black Lips, Abby Gogo and The Electric Cycles) and Atlanta band The Clap, their first love remains Mermaids. Having shared the stage with bands such as Carnivores, Selmanaires, Howlies, The Coathangers and Gentleman Jesse and His Men everywhere from house shows to bars to warehouses, Mermaids have firmly cemented their stake in Atlanta. After the release of their debut 7” in August and a short September tour, their full-length LP is scheduled for release in conjunction with CMJ 2010.
RIYL: Black Lips, The Beach Boys, The Barbaras, The Magic Kids, The Soft Pack, Best Coast
Start With: both tracks! FCC CLEAN
Contact me for a download link!
ALSO, Mermaids are heading out on tour!! If you’re in any of these areas and are interested in interviews, instudios, or ticket giveaways, hit me up!!
Sep 3 – Discoteca – Chattanooga, TN
Sep 4 – Bottletree w/ Abby Go Go and The Grenadines – Birmingham, AL
Sep 6 – Springwater- Nashville, TN
Sep 7 – Mayday in Northside – Northside, OH
Sep 8 – Now Thats Class w/ UNO LADY – Cleveland, OH
Sep 9 – Goodbye Blue Monday – Brooklyn, NY
Sep 10 – Union Pool w/ Darlings and Christmas – Brooklyn, NY
Sep 11 – Don Pedro – Brooklyn, NY
Sep 13 – Fuse w/ Pinche Gringo – Chapel Hill, NC