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June 10th, 2022


Living Room return with 4th LP "New Years", their best record yet...

Brooklyn's Living Room play the type of guitar driven rock combining elements of shoegaze, emo, post-hardcore, post-punk and grunge that harkens back to all things mid/late 90s dark and melodic hook-laden alternative rock. With their latest offering and 4th LP titled "New Years", the band has fine tuned this blend of genres into their most cohesive and catchiest set of songs to date. The 1-2 punch of the opening tracks "Petrol Head" and "Mauve Frame" will immediately draw you in with crunchy and layered guitars, pounding bass lines, big melodies and sing-along hooks that sit somewhere between The Pixies, The Get Up Kids and Balance and Composure. That may sound like an odd combo, but Living Room make it sound seamless. And just when you think it can't get any catchier or more head-bob worthy, track 3 "Flood" kicks in which is Living Room at it's absolute best. This song will make you want to move and demands to be played loud and with the windows down, bringing to mind 90s bands like Hum, Smashing Pumpkins and newer up and coming bands like Narrow Head, Superbloom, Milly and the like. Living Room can hang with any of the new crop of bands heavily influenced by the sounds of the late 90s and early aughts, combining aspects of emo, post-punk, shoegaze and alt-rock and should not be slept on. Furthermore, the quality of the first 3 songs are evident throughout the entire LP, providing consistency and variation over the 10 songs on the album, with varied tempos and levels of loud to quiet parts. Regardless, if the first 3 songs on "New Years" don't draw you in, and especially the single "Flood", I'm not sure what will. Stream the album below and check out the video for "Flood" to get started! After that, click the order link because Living Room deserves your time and support.

By Jason Gordon
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Brooklyn, New York's Living Room have found a new home with Brooklyn indie label Fear Icon Records and will release their new LP titled 'New Years' on June 10th, 2022. The band has been quietly releasing thoughtful and precise music for the last decade, with a rich discography that blends emo, shoegaze, and post-punk. Their upcoming album might be their most focused yet, and feels like a band that is leveling up and totally comfortable in their own skin. Stand out tracks like "Petrol Head" and "Flood" have big choruses that shine with the production work of Gary Cioni.

Influenced by late '90s and early aught acts, Living Room injects a distinctly fresh perspective, heaviness, and mysticism to their brand of emo, shoegaze, and post-punk. Their discography displays their evolving and precise musicianship with lyrics that reflect the complexity, vicissitude, and euphoria of life.  

Their new single "Petrol Head" is a grungy mid-tempo rocker with a soaring chorus about the challenges of acknowledging your own faults. The song is streaming now on all of your preferred digital platforms. You can also check out the music video that was directed by Brendan McKnight below.

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