After earning the #7 spot in our Top 50 South Florida Songs of 2011 with a track off of their 7″ debut release, Lake Worth trio New Coke — comprising singer/guitarist Danny Morales, guitarist Gabe Schnirnan, and drummer Steve McKeane — spent last year working on a new record and playing a few shows around Florida. Well, the near silence was worth the wait, as New Coke’s second release proves from its very first strum. Recorded with Torche’s Johnathan Nuñez and mastered by Carl Saff (who has also worked with Unsane and Guided By voices), the three-track 7″ makes its digital premiere (under a working title) here on Beached Miami ahead of a possible hard-copy release via Slovenly Records, whose owner invited New Coke to play in the label’s SXSW showcase on March 14. In the meantime, you can stream all the tracks from New Coke’s bandcamp after the jump.
On Saturday night, New Coke (featured in the Top 50 South Florida Songs of 2011) and the Cop City Chill Pillars (featured in the Top 50 South Florida Songs of 2012) performed at new Wynwood watering hole Gramps.
With just two recorded songs to their name, including #7 on the Top 50 SoFla Songs of 2011, West Palm Beach-based New Coke is one of the most exciting new bands in South Florida. Made up of three inveterate punks with long music resumes — singer-guitarist Danny Morales, guitarist Gabe Schnirnan, and drummer Steve McKean — New Coke combines punk, garage, powerpop, and rock for a resulting blend that features the melodiously jangled guitars of prototypical underground indie yet eludes easy categorization.
Show alert! Beached Miami presents Third Thursdays at The Electric Pickle on Feb. 16 with three of South Florida’s best: Guy Harvey, New Coke, and Lil Daggers. Many thanks to Grolsch for sponsoring the show and supporting South Florida music. To learn all of the details, check out the Facebook event page. Here’s a bit about each band.
GUY HARVEY: Recently featured in Brooklyn Vegan, this West Palm Beach-based quartet plays a solar-powered brand of alt-pop revival that catches the ear like a riptide. Singer Adam Perry recently appeared with Surfer Blood on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, and Guy Harvey’s “Something in the Way” Nevermind Miami cover is probably the best thing you’ll hear today.