Lolipop Records' Corners Will Have You Maxed Out on Distraction
Straight from California, Corners hits up SoFla.
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Writers all over have been complaining that they can't find information on L.A. band Corners. "I'm not really sure what that all means," said the band's lead singer and guitarist, Tracy Bryant. He spoke to New Times by phone as the band drove from Des Moines to Milwaukee, where it'd be doing a radio interview. "We thought that was kind of weird that people said there wasn't that much information 'cause we didn't have a big self-made bio or something."
Its label, Lollipop Records, was sure to include a big bio, as well as links to clips written by journalists complaining about the lack of one, when announcing the bands' five Florida shows. That includes Friday in Delray Beach at Vintage Tap and Saturday in Miami at Churchill's Pub.
Hitting two South Florida cities isn't the norm for most bands, but Bryant said they were excited to come back after their trek through the state last year. That trip included a stop in Saint Augustine so the native Californians could get some surfing in -- though, he added, it wasn't all that different from being at home. "We're coming back 'cause it was really great," he said. "We met a lot of people and had a good time. Obviously we're in Florida instead of California, but there's not that much of a difference. Surfers are surfers, so it's all good."
The band is still touring for its 2014 release, Maxed Out on Distraction, which added a heavy helping of synth to the garage rock of its first album. The title Maxed Out on Distraction is a reference to social media and the internet's interference in all our lives. Bryant had said previously that the band could feel the distraction while recording, and it helped influence the songs. The band's love of Joy Division and 1980s postpunk is also a lot clearer on the new album, mostly because guitarist Jeff Ramuno started experimenting with synths during the recording of the "Pressure" seven-inch in late 2013.
"It's a progression of people joining the band," Bryant said. "The first album was based on home recordings and started the band off. After 'Pressure,' we pretty much decided the direction we wanted to go in. We basically wanted to make things a little different. It worked out."
Corners with Plastic Pinks, Hypoluxo, and Sweet Bronco. 8 p.m. Friday, March 6, Vintage Tap, 524 W. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach. No cover. Call 561-808-7702, or visit vintagetap.com.
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