Lame Drivers, free power pop experimentalists since '03, deliver what college radio stations like KDVS are calling "the coolest packaging of the year" and East Village Radio calls "some of the best power-pop this side of 1976." Spin Magazine hears "the sort of restless punk spirit that galvanized the Replacements at their most brazen. Rollicking basement rock that befits both cranked-up stereos and aimless cruises down empty highways." Dusted Magazine's Still Single recommends "the bright hooks and aching Twilley-esque gut-punch of 'Other Side' and Embarrassment-like rattle of 'Frozen Egg' [...] Seek out at any cost."
The Flexi-Book is seven songs across five thin sound sheets and ten spiral-bound pages of original artwork by Mayuko Fujino, Sarah Hotchkiss, Keenan Marshall Keller, Caroline Teagle and Umman Turkoglu. Recorded by Matt Tong (of Bloc Party), NYC experimental/power-pop mainstay Jz Barrell, and Lame Drivers in their Bed-Stuy basement.
The Flexi-Book format is inspired by a National Geographic guide to bird sounds, and it sounds and looks fantastic.
You've quite possibly heard the Lames' infectious din in one of countless fan-made videos, live on WFMU, or at a sweaty show during one of their cross-country tours. You may have seen main-man Jason Sigal wielding the thudstick for Home Blitz or composing music for theatrical productions here in NYC. But the real excitement lies in this flexi-book, true believer, as Lame Drivers have worked their collective ass off creating it for you and believe me, it shows. We've seen much of the progress firsthand(hell, they rehearse in the SGG office, directly under where Mr. Mike sleeps!) and we're still as excited about this band as we always have been.
This is an exciting project from a unique, hardworking band and we here at SGG are happy to help spread the word.
Be on the lookout for SGG-028, the Lame Drivers/Woolen Men split 7", available on the bands' co-headlining tour this May/June.