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Sourpuss - Beast Make Bomb
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RELEASE INFO

LABEL: Self-Released
RELEASE DATE: May 15th, 2012
FORMATS: CD / Digital

Band Members

Ceci Gomez: Vocals, Guitar
Glenn Van Dyke: Guitars, Vocals
Sam Goldfine: Bass
Hartley Lewis: Drums

BIOGRAPHY

Combining fuzzed out pop melodies with the distorted punk attitude of late 1970's New York, Brooklyn's Beast Make Bomb craft songs informed by twenty-something college life in urban grit. Powerful yet tastefully delicate vocals by Houston native Ceci Gomez croon over distortion driven guitars (Glenn VanDyke), warm bass lines (Sam Goldfine), and locked down up-tempo drums (Hartley Lewis) on the band's two self-released EPs, Skinny Legs and Sourpuss. Bringing a pronounced energy and sonic solidarity to the stage, Beast Make Bomb's roots lay firmly at the intersection of indie pop and punk rock, inhabiting a city known for spawning the pioneers of both.

Formed as NYU students in 2009, Beast Make Bomb have toured the country in support of several acts, including Cold War Kids, Tokyo Police Club, and The Whigs. The band was also featured at Rolling Stone Magazine's 2011 SXSW showcase, sharing the stage with Queens of the Stone Age. This year, the garage-pop quartet is returning to SXSW to play a string of dates in the midst of their southern tour. As the group puts it, "We are young spirited grungey transplants living in Brooklyn and we want the rawness and high energy of our live performances to spread far and wide so that when people read about us they feel like they must go to the live show to get the full picture of what Beast Make Bomb is."

PRESS QUOTES

"Indie rock that turns its hooks on its head. RIYL Pod-era Breeders." - NPR All Songs Considered

"Beast Make Bomb sound like the Pixies, if they were really into Black Flag and let Kim sing all the songs." - Time Out New York

"Beast Make Bomb's exhilaration is charming, even cute. Maybe none of the band members want to say it aloud, but it feels like something is brewing for the NYU quartet." - CMJ

"["Coney Island"] makes us want to jump on the car we don't have, roll all the windows down, take a road trip to anywhere, forget about the world and crack a smile" - The Deli Magazine

Reviews

By blah345


Beast Make Bomb was one of the local NYC bands that had really impressed me, and now they are just teasing me with another EP. I want an album now!!! Sourpuss is the punk bands second EP, and even though it’s two songs less than their first EP “Skinny Legs”, I absolutely dig it even more. The band kicks off the album with a fast paced almost Superchunk-like song called “1,2,3,4″ clocking in at a little past two minutes. The song is quick and catchy and surprises you with how much more fast paced it is. Right after that, you get the much more chill “Coney Island”, which in true BMB style, picks up at the end and climaxes into “You’re gonna break my heart”. The guitar playing has become more creative and you can tell if you listen close. Upon first listen, it can sound deceptively simple though.
Either The Highline Ballroom with Cold War Kids (totally surreal) a few months ago or maybe even our second show. We were at Lake Johnson in Bushwick in a tiny back room with a sweaty moshpit, yelling the lyrics during our cover of "Hashpipe".

July 22nd, 2012. By Simon for beat-surrender.com

Keeping up with the inbox can be a somewhat laborious task at times and making time to go through potential things to shout about outside of a core bunch of folks who keep the faith with Beat Surrender means often a quick skip through audio and video, so music that’s immediate and catchy tends to get through and here’s one that met the criteria from Brooklyn based retro-indie quartet Beast Make Bomb who have self released two EP’s, Skinny Legs and Sourpuss.

May 14th, 2012. By Andy for http://mojophenia.com

“Combining fuzzed out pop melodies with the distorted punk attitude of late 1970′s New York, Brooklyn’s Beast Make Bomb craft songs informed by twenty-something college life in urban grit. Powerful yet tastefully delicate vocals by Houston native Ceci Gomez croon over distortion driven guitars (Glenn Van Dyke), warm bass lines (Sam Goldfine), and locked down up-tempo drums (Hartley Lewis) on the band’s two self-released EPs, Skinny Legs and Sourpuss”.

April 2012. By Dyson for http://dysonsound.com

I’ve absolutely fallen in love with the song ‘Coney Island’ by Beast Make Bomb. It’s off of their Sourpuss EP which is also available in a super limited amount on colored 7″ wax. 

This group of NYU student formed Beast Make Bomb in 2009 and have toured opening up for some killer acts such as Tokyo Police Club and Cold War Kids.





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