THE SMASHING TIMES - A GIRL BY MANY NAMES Vinyl 7" EP
The Smashing Times "Girl of Many Names" / "Monday, In a Small Dull Town"
2 songs 45rpm phonograph record, a co-release with Perennial Records and Painterman
Monday, In a Small Dull Town, Familiarity breeds contempt. And everything in a small town is familiar. The Smashing Times spend the day listening to the radio Billy Liar plays guitar. Rowan Morrison on Drums Dan Treacy calls on the telephone. Monday, Monday, Monday. Town poets need patience, even when their friends are out of breath. "The trains don’t run on time and nobody gets out alive" But you can still get by in Baltimore with a 12 string and a few tight rhymes.
Oh so surreal.
Featuring Thee Jasmine Monk and Zelda-Anais as well as scene stalwarts Britta Leijonflycht, Paul Krolian, Blake Douglas. Recorded by JAZ and Miles Waltuck, the band in Baltimore, MD. Mixed by Miles Waltuck of Southern Oracle. Mastered by Amy Dragon.
When you call your band Smashing Times you can’t help instantly getting the flavour of the Television Personalties and Dan Treacy but on their second album, the band deliver that and so much more. This really is a fusion of psychedelic and freakbeat that will make your heart skip and your head smile. The guitars shimmer, strum and jangle whilst the vocals float effortlessly on top of the efficient rhythm section. Every song is a bundle of energy with hooks that come both instantly and after multiple plays. Without doubt, if it had been recorded in the 80’s would have been released on Whaam or Dreamworld but luckily for you pop kids this 2023 and K have the honour of releasing it. - - - Sean Forbes