Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Heads Up About This New Channels (J. Robbins Of Jawbox) Single

I might not be able to pronounce the title but I can sure enjoy rocking out with this one!

"Backpfeifengesicht" / "Airstrip One" is the blazing new single from Channels, that near-prog-rock, near-power pop three piece commanded by J. Robbins (Jawbox, Office of Future Plans). The band -- Robbins, Janet Morgan, and Darren Zentek -- reconvened their considerable forces in 2016, a process teased on the band's Facebook page -- and the result is this 2-song digital single.

A-side "Backpfeifengesicht" is a hard-charging post-punk number that blends a bit of old Jawbox with the kind of forceful urgency that these grim times deserve (though that march last Saturday in D.C. restored my faith in the kids in the streets here). Flip-side "Airstrip One" is more melodic, Janet's vocals soothing things out a tiny bit on this one.

These 2 tracks are surely a taste of more Channels music to come hopefully in 2017. The band's one studio album is available from Dischord, and there are links there to buy this digital single, or you can use the Bandcamp link below.

Follow Channels via the band's official Facebook page.

[Photo: Rock N Roll Socialite]