Song Reviews

Male Bonding: Bones (mp3)

Male Bonding 11 (2011)

Woah. Did Male Bonding tame a bit since Nothing Hurts? That was only a year ago, yet this sound doesn’t seem nearly as ferocious and feral as the noise-based rock from their 2010 Sub Pop debut. Listen to “Bones”, off the band’s new LP Endless Now out this coming August, next to last year’s Year’s Not Long and you’d think five years of maturity separated the two.

For one not accustomed to the likes of noise-based bands, 2010’s Nothing Lasts is a hard one to digest and appreciate. For those well versed in the sub-genre, it was totally awesome. Unlike that album, “Bones” finds a middle ground both groups can fully enjoy. It’s subtle in comparison, but filled with a similar catchy pop efficacy that demands to be heard.

Chalk it up the vocals, which are much more present and centered in “Bones”. One thing’s for sure: This song will get in your head and stay there.

Head over to Sub Pop’s Male Bonding page to download “Bones” for the price of an email address.

Listen: “Bones” by Male Bonding

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