On Sunday (Sep 29), Portland, OR’s Lee Corey Oswald entered Red Lantern Studios to record its sophomore full-length with Autistic Youth‘s Adam Becker (Big Eyes, Mean Jeans). The long-player will be the follow-up to the band’s recent Split LP with Three Man Cannon, which includes members of Tigers Jaw.
Fresh off a recent West Coast Tour with Sed Non Satiata and Carrion Spring, Lee Corey Oswald is keeping most release details under wraps. However, the PDX quartet has opted to crowdfund the record via Indiegogo.com. The band has successfully reached its goal, but there’s still nine days remaining for additional contributions. For more information, go here.
To listen to Lee Corey Oswald’s recent Split LP with Three Man Cannon, head on over to Absolutepunk.net for the full album stream. Released earlier this year on on 12-inch vinyl and digital formats from Black With Sap Records (We Were Skeletons, Beau Navire, 1994!) and upstart label Stereophonodon Records, the split was pressed on translucent orange (100), sea-foam green (100) and black (300) colorways. You can grab a copy here or here.
Listen to “Dream Song” (Free MP3).
After several notable releases, Portland, OR’s Lee Corey Oswald has finally found a comfortable home between the hooky, blown-out fuzz rock and reverb-drenched riffs of yesteryear and the exposed-nerve / soul-laid-bare stylings of emotionally charged punk. While the band has always touched upon the foundation laid by peers such as The Thermals, Titus Andronicus and The Menzingers, a solidifying of the lineup and a newfound assertiveness has resulted in its most immediate and engaging set of songs yet.
Recorded and produced completely in analog by Kind Of Like Spitting’s Ben Barnett, these six new tracks revel in punk rock’s reckless abandon and the skewed pop harmonics of ’90s indie rock while nestling themselves in that nostalgic part of our brain that pines for the bittersweet taste of relationships past. It’s a uniquely potent mix that ignites a sense of fun while simultaneously treading darker, more introspective waters. Still, no matter which way you slice it, Lee Corey Oswald’s new material is a confident blend of songwriting prowess, youthful exuberance and self-reflection that’s downright captivating.
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