Spring has finally come to NYC, and the Brooklyn-based rockers No Nets want you to catch the fever. The indie four-piece just released “Rocks You Could Throw,” the first single from their debut album Affable & Ready For Small Talk which is slated for release in May 2014. Born from the brain of singer and songwriter Sal Mastrocola, this DIY project is one to keep an eye on. Their chilled-out, summertime vibe captures all the warmth of smoking cigarettes on a rooftop but with a buzz that will last much longer.
Rocks spits and spins into a four minute surf-pop ditty, and on first listen I can already picture the front row swooning. Their sound brings to mind pop-punk influences like The Thermals, but with plenty of fuzz for fans of garage-rock like Ty Segall. Sharp tonged and witty, lyrics like “I blame catholic school/for making me fear the world” are delivered with the kind of fire that makes you want to dance. Give some of the other songs on their Soundcloud page a listen and you’ll realize this is more than just a tight-knit circle of friends bringing their basement ideas to life. Earlier tracks like “Bonnie Tyler” with ferocious, jaunty guitars walk the line of sounding like Cursive. With this latest release, I’m excited to see how this band will develop with such a drastic move towards a much friendlier sound.
Follow @NoNetsVinyl to listen to previews of the upcoming full length, and catch No Nets at The Studio at Webster Hall w/ Ballyhoo! on May 17th to celebrate the album release. Tickets can be purchased here.