Thursday, 24 March 2011
Our friends from Science Fair are releasing a split with Captain of Compliments with friends from Kat Kat Records. They have 2 songs each Science Fair starting with a Trunks & Tales cover of The Importance Of Not Being Too Earnest before going into a new song with lyrics like "Listening to my the new Hightide Hotel, when did my favorite bands start selling pre-sale tickets" while they, themselves show their Hightide Hotel influences in this split. The cover was definitely a surprise throw-back to a song I haven't listened to in a while. I believe the lyrics of Previously on LOST is also referring to the pre-sale of Street Smart Cyclist while Hightide released their newest album in the weeks around then. Captain of Compliments definitely have to be from New Jersey which I can only guess because they seem to pull their influence deep within the swamps of Taking Back Sunday, Crucial Dudes, and Gaslight Anthem. They were a surprise, especially since I was drawn to this split through Science Fair.
The cassette is available for pre-order for only 4$ off DIY label Kat Kat Records. I suggest you support them. Science Fair is also playing my show in Kutztown, PA with The World Is, Mallard, Watchword, and Evan.