It’s your last chance to dance with Linnea’s Garden who will soon be closing up shop for the season! But before you batten down the hatches for a long winter sans live LG to rely on (To be fair, “Last of ’23” so not too long to wait), Boston’s favorite “Garden”-ers will be leaving fans with an EP release show at O’Brien’s on the same day that said new EP drops. You read it right, kids, new music from Linnea’s Garden!
Following the more Dance-driven “In The City” with Carissa Johnson, Linnea’s Garden is back with a collection of five new anthems on Mirrors that show off the trio’s remarkable penchant for penning catchy clusters of collected notes to lead a new Rawk renaissance while also hinting at what might be next for 2024 and beyond.
“Pathological Liar” is a rip roarin’ Rawker that accentuates their Glam Punk aesthetic but also hearkens back to the ’90’s Alternative boom when J. Mascis was beginning to blow up. Herzog’s a natural in the role of master storyteller and backed by Hands on bass and Ray Clough on drums, fans are getting a fully realized yet ever evolving Linnea’s Garden with each new song crafted.
“Big Mirrors” is all guitar crunch and Clough’s big fills while “DB3” is easily our pick for theme song of next year’s “Boston Pride” celebration with Herzog’s clever vocal cadence delivering lines like “Bi, Straight, or Gay/He, She, Or They/It Doesn’t matter/We just wanna get laid/By someone pretty”.
“Seeds” is a bouncing bevy of bubbly mid-aughts New British Indie Rawk that gives us some serious Silent Alarm feels as Herzog and Hands vibe off each other with “Comeback” and its’ all around celebratory scene appreciation chiming in next. It’s a great record ender with so much name dropping and so much to aurally consume that you’ll find you have to listen to it, and Mirrors as a whole, over and over and over again just to appreciate it all. But when it comes to any Linnea’s Garden music, do you really need an excuse to dive back in?
Mirrors is out now and can be yours by heading here! For all the O’Brien’s show info head here and here and for more from Linnea’s Garden, you can check out our recent interview with Herzog here and then traverse the information superhighway and make sure to stop here, here, or here for the socials.