It Looks Sad. - New Digital Single on Tiny Engines / Song Premiere on Brooklyn Vegan / Debut 7" Available Now• Kaiju Digtital Single out 6/26/15 on Tiny Engines
• Song premiere on Stereogum
• RIYL: Beach Fossils, Surfer Blood, Bombay Bicycle Club, Foals, Wu Lyf
Charlotte, NC's It Looks Sad. are back with a new two song digital single, Kaiju, due out June 26th on Tiny Engines. The release follows up the band's proper Self-Titled debut 7" on TE. You can pre-order Kaiju digitally on the TE Store, Bandcamp or iTunes.
You can hear the second single from Kaiju now. "Nagoya" is premiering exclusively on Brooklyn Vegan. "Creature" previously premiered on Stereogum. From their 2014 release, the band dropped a video for "Fingers" late last year on The AV Club as well.
It Looks Sad.’s wiry, excitable debut EP last year was a real gem, and the Charlotte-based band is following that up with Kaiju, a digital single featuring two new tracks. The A-side to that release is “Creature,” a spirited and crisp song that sticks within the confines of the sound they established on that EP, but still feels fresh and rewarding. - Stereogum
...the sound of their new single "Radical" is a far-flung departure for the label, featuring tangled, pinging gutiars reminiscent of Tarheel ex-pats Beach Fossils. There's still some no-qualifiers punk in It Looks Sad.'s post-punk, as Jimmy Turner's lunging, aggressive vocals reflect "Radical"'s morbid concerns ("Just trying to sleep out on my deathbed...I want to go back"), and align them with Tiny Engines' more typically unstable, jittery sound. - Pitchfork
“Ocean” is the closing track from It Looks Sad.’s upcoming debut EP, and while it’s built on a post-punk backbone, it has more in common with the early math rock of Foals or the heavy pop of WU LYF. In fact, vocalist Jimmy Turner shares the same mumbling, cathartic quality that made the WU LYF record so special, always swallowing his own words and never quite settling into the music. - Stereogum
The latest taste of that debut, “Raccoon”, captures the current and fresh feeling of the band. Shimmering guitars invoke a summery, DIIV aesthetic, while the vocals could easily fit on a less-subdued Real Estate track. It’s an approximation of chillwave trends that feels far from a bandwagon attempt, more like a celebration of indie-rock as it sounds in 2014. - Consequence Of Sound
It Looks Sad. originally began playing shows in early 2012 under the name It Looks Sad, That's Why I Said It's You. After a few line-up shifts the band emerged in late 2013 under the shortened name, It Looks Sad. In the Winter of 2013 the band recorded a handful of shimmering, sharp guitar pop / post-punk songs that echo the influence of bands like Surfer Blood and Beach Fossils. Along with the shortened moniker, It Looks Sad. professes a leaner, more straight-forward approach with their new material. Tiny Engines, released the band's proper Self-Titled debut in the Summer of 2014. The digital single, Kaiju, to be released in the Summer of 2015, continues the band's onward progression.