Shelflife presents the debut EP from Rhode Island's WORKING entitled More Weight released July 22 in digital-only format.
Described by Decoder Magazine as "sullen jangle-rock," WORKING are a new project featuring John Kolodij, who has released some fine shimmering psychedelia under the name High Aura'd, his wife Catherine, who you may remember as lead vocalist in the brilliant indiepop group The Best Wishes, and their close friends Matthew Derby and Mary-Kim Arnold. They play some of the loveliest 90s inspired noise pop we've heard in a long, long time and fans of Black Tambourine, Velocity Girl, Centro-matic and Joanna Gruesome should find some comfort here. But there is a cosmic American drift in these songs that gives WORKING its texture and heft. They have a classic elegance about how they craft songs and it's clear they are confortable in their skin.
More Weight was recorded at Machines with Magnets in Pawtucket. They're currently at work on a full length album, to be released on Shelflife in 2015.
WORKING is Catherine Kolodij (vocals, guitar), John Kolodij (drums), Mary-Kim Arnold (bass), and Matthew Derby (guitar, vocals).
For fans of: Joanna Gruesome, Black Tambourine, Velocity Girl, The Best Wishes
Praise for WORKING:
"The three songs shy away from Mr. Kolodij's deeply haunting guitar pieces for a more C86-happy, Black Tambourine-obsessed take on noise pop perfectly suited for anyone looking for Teenbeat-soundtracked frills"
- Decoder Magazine
released March 25, 2014
Recorded at Machines With Magnets
by Seth Manchester and Keith Souza
Ursula as animal spirit
This album is utterly astounding - funny, moving, upbeat and more infectious than lice. I cannot stop playing this over and over and over - it's like sunshine with spikes. All the tracks are amazing, but the one that has me jumping about the most, is Unicorn in Uniform. Music to crash your car to :) Lalo