I started 2021 by winning a pair of Hot Ones Reebok sneaks and the promise that live shows might actually happen again. And then people kept being stupid and live music is still in a state of flux…and I still haven’t worn those kicks outside yet. But through it all, stellar music continues to drop. Like the latest singles from Eldridge Rodriguez which, in a slight departure from last year’s stunning Slightest Of Treason full-length, sees the quartet treading new sonic territory.
But I digress.
One of my most favorite outfits with a song about one of my most favorite sea creatures??? Sign. Me. Up. “Megalodon” and “Alice Drills” are the first taste out of over 25 songs recorded during this current funk (Record coming late 2021/early 2022 preceded by even more singles) and they truly deliver beyond what fans might’ve been expecting from the Keiber’s and Grabowski’s. “Megalodon” is a formidable, fuzzy mover and shaker and a real ER classic with an Old School Boston vibe that seemingly captures the combined essences of Mission Of Burma, Pixies, and Jonathan Richman and on the flip side, “Alice Drills” is a throwback of a different sort and what I imagine a meeting between The Cure and R.E.M. at The Factory after Ian Curtis’ untimely demise might sound like.
“Megalodon/Alice Drills” lands on September 10th through Midriff Records. You can stream the tracks upon release by clicking here and here or head here for streaming and digital downloads. For the latest on Eldridge Rodriguez, including up-to-date info on when even more new music is coming, head on over to the socials when you click here, here, or here.