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Attic Salt Perform “Raw Material” on Live! from the Rock Room

Attic Salt promo Aug 17Springfield, Illinois indie punk four piece Attic Salt recently performed “Raw Material” for a Live from the Rock Room session.  The song comes from their self titled LP, which dropped back in October via Dodgeball Records.

Check out the session below.

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A new release from Dodgeball Records, the new label formed earlier this year by members of Showoff and The Smoking Popes, has become something that I look forward to finding in my inbox, as so far the fledgling label hasn’t put a foot wrong with any of their signings. Their latest release is the self titled debut from the Illinois quartet Attic Salt, I’ll confess that this is a band I haven’t previously encountered, but they have come from out of nowhere and delivered an absolutely stunning full length first time out, one that continues the unparalleled consistency that Dodgeball Records have achieved in the first year of existence.

From the first track on their debut album, Hometown, you get the feeling that Attic Salt‘s debut is going to be in something rather special, the album is an uptempo mix of indie, punk and power pop that hits the spot on all ten tracks, although I will confess to a slight preference for when guitarist Alyssa Currie takes over the vocal duties, but it really is a slight preference. For the most part the album heads along at full steam, but when Attic Salt do take their foot off the gas slightly on Sierra Nevada it just blends perfectly into the album, trying to pick a favourite track or moment on Attic Salt‘s debut is impossible, as for only the third time this year I’ve encountered an album where every single track is perfect.

Attic Salt have the feel of Hot Boxing era Magnapop, but alongside this there are traces of The Primitives, The Weakerthans, Green Day and early Blondie in their DNA, the alternating male and female vocals both fit perfectly with the uptempo guitar riffs and driving drums, and this flawless combination makes this as good a debut album as I’ve heard by anyone, not just this year but put a full stop in front of that statement. With their first full length Attic Salt have released one of the best album’s I’ve heard this year, and by now you should already be ordering a copy as there really are few albums from 2017 that are this good.

Attic Salt‘s self titled debut can be ordered on CD via Dodgeball Records here and via iTunes here and Spotify here

Wiretap Records Release Latest Compilation In Aid Of ACLU

Attention Aug 17Wiretap Records have released their latest ATTENTION! charity compilation, once again all proceeds will be going to the ACLU. The compilation contains over thirty tracks and is a pay what you want release, although it is suggested that you consider a donation of at least $1. The compilation contains tracks from Young Hunger, Odd Robot, Slowkiss, Kamikaze Girls, Looming, Decent Criminal, Choke Up, Gender Roles, Attic Salt, Regarde, Club Night, Daydream, The Vansaders, Crooked Teeth, Aviator, Sleep In, Copneconic, The Apology Tour, Deer Leap, Pop Warner, Portkey, Junior Astronomers, West Means Home, Kevin Nichols, Watch for Horses, Reunions, Toy Cars, Showoff, Beachnut Brackish and more. The latest volume of ATTENTION! can be downloaded here

Attic Salt Sign To Dodgeball Records

Attic Salt promo Aug 17Attic Salt only formed back in 2015, and now the Springfield, Illinois indie punk four piece have signed with the newly formed imprint Dodgeball Records, and the label has confirmed that they will release the band’s debut album on October 20th. The details of the forthcoming album, and a premiere of a new song, are set to be revealed shortly. 

Dodgeball Records is the newly founded label started by Showoff frontman Chris Messer and Mike Felumlee of the Smoking Popes

Attic Salt‘s Facebook presence can be found here