Thursday, November 17, 2011

The Goldroom, 'All Thumbs' [Fresh Vid]

Posted By on Thu, Nov 17, 2011 at 8:45 AM

When locals The Goldroom released their The Surrounding Hours about two months ago, I sang its praises pretty hard. Hell, I'll just do that thing where I quote myself with ellipses placed liberally throughout: " ... packed with rock songs that are both melodically nimble and visceral — even occasionally discordant. ... I'd be absolutely remiss to say this stuff doesn't sport the same aggressive, heavy tones and turns as indie-rock outfits like Shellac and Slint ... Chavez and Polvo ... Dinosaur Jr. and Pixies ... Queens of the Stone Age ... it's mean, it's hard, and it's played by guys who don't fear those numbers on the right side of their volume knobs."

The Goldroom has a brand-new video for their tune "All Thumbs," and you can watch it above. It's an under-two-minute blitz of green lasers, mystical smoke and performance shots, and the song itself is a jagged, aggressive one. And because — for no other reason than the fact that I can and there's no one to stop me — let's listen to the excellent "Es Verdad" from The Surrounding Hours once again. You'll find it embedded after the jump.

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