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.
Fernando Perdomo is the guitar hero of Dreaming in Stereo and mastermind of Miami-based Forward Motion Records. Perdomo recently took his act to Austin for South by Southwest (SXSW, March 11 – March 20), an annual festival of music, technology, and film. For those of us who didn’t get to go, he jotted down some notes on his favorite acts (and least-favorite person). You might recognize a few of the names on the list — the first list, that is. I embedded a few of the bands’ videos at random. The Rooney vid is pretty epic, in a vulnerable vampire kinda way.
Moneybrother: Springsteen meets The Clash with heavy Swede accents