“The kind of jangly guitar music they called 'college rock' in the ’80s and 'indie rock' in the ’90s.” – Brooklyn Vegan
“Honestly, I couldn’t stop jamming out. There’s tons of nods to all the eras of punk and punk-adjacent indie rock.” — Austin Town Hall
"This could be the melodic post punks’ big break. 'Shell Text' sounds like an extremely confident band that’s honed their sound, expertly walking the line between disaffected art pop and exuberant groove." -- Reviler
Minneapolis quartet Products Band release their Solid Brass Records debut album Some Sudden Weather today. The album is available to hear and share on all DSPs HERE.
Some Sudden Weather finds Products Band sharpening their focus on presence of mind in a culture of noise. Sure, what else is new, another rock record detailing this late-capitalist hellhole, blah blah blah — but then it hits you. This record refuses to default to post-punk tropes of obliqueness, intellectual box-checking, or emotional alienation. Instead, they strike a balance between critique and sincerity with stunning grace on their sophomore effort.
For each pummeling wave of distorted guitars, a tender, melodic vocal floats over its crest. With every winking, deadpan lyric comes a genuine admission of desire, shame, or hope. Products Band embraces the literary traditions of their influences while telling their stories on their terms. We may spend our days scrolling through conjecture about impending doom, but they angle their songwriting toward capturing conscious experiences: maintaining intimacy under the chokehold of professional life, trying to heal with humility, and confronting Carl Jung know-it-alls who misread their big-britching as sullen sex appeal.
These songs in sequence create a striking mosaic, and faithfully represent the diversity of Products Band’s musical influences. From high-energy, airtight punk’n’roll to intricate, groove-driven pop, Some Sudden Weather refreshes rock vocabularies by sculpting them within the band’s unique perspective. Whether you crave dancefloor-ready bass hooks, spiderwebbed guitar skronk, interwoven vocal duets, hell, even melodies sung by a busted toy Casio, Products Band delivers. An essential listen for all fans of contemporary post-punk, guitar pop, and thoughtful Midwestern charm.
PRODUCTS BAND LIVE 2023:
11/03 Sioux Falls, SD - TBD
11/04 Omaha, NE - The Foxhole
11/05 Kansas City, MO - Howdy
11/09 Eau Claire, WI - The Barnacle
11/10 Milwaukee, WI - Promises
11/11 Detroit, MI - Outer Limits Lounge
11/13 Chicago, IL - The Empty Bottle
Artist: Products Band
Album: Some Sudden Weather
Label: Solid Brass Records
Release Date: October 20, 2023
01. Shell Text
02. Dead (But Not Like Me)
03. The Matter
04. I Can’t Praise Your Head Trip
05. Proverbial Con
06. Canary Dream
07. Reclined Derealized 2022
08. Warped Page
09. Count To Ten
10. Lab Rack
11. On A Curve
12. Sun Turned Over
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