The Single Will Be Split With Fellow Brooklynites, The End Of The World, Out August 12th On Pretty Activity Records
Look Out For Fall US Tour And Their Highly Anticipated Sophomore LP Next Spring 2009
7” Will Be Available Digitally, At Shows And In Select Indie Retailers
Daytrotter : "The line I want to use to describe The Subjects is from the exasperated phone call scene in 'Back to the Future,'where Marvin Berry – with his bloody, bandaged playing hand – punches in his cousin Chuck’s phone number and says, “You know that new sound you’ve been looking for? Well, listen to this…"
New York Press : “Now it’s just a matter of time before The Subjects, if they play by their own rules, can have all that the Rock Gods promise.”
Gothamist : "They play a unique brand of psych pop-rock, the perfect sonic outcome of a student-teacher collaboration. Thought-rock that you can dance to."
XLR8R.com : Top 10 Album Picks of the Week - "these young bucks have combined the driving guitars of power pop and the mystique of ‘70s rock for one hell of a unique experience."
The Onion : "The Subjects' sound reflects its make-up, with exuberant power-pop full of shambling guitars balanced by slower thoughtfulness."
Spin : “teenage kicks delivered by actual teenagers: Two recent high school grads bash out joyously hormonal power pop behind a frontman who was recently their teacher. Like School of Rock with more Kinks albums on the syllabus.”
NEW YORK – August 12, 2008 marks the official street date of the “Goldenshire Boogie” 7” but the single will be available earlier at live shows. Goldenshire marks the next stage in The Subject’s writing and will be the first official evidence of their next record, to be recorded at Key Club in Benton Harbor, MI. Other records to come out of this studio include The Kills, David Vandevelve, Fiery Furnaces among others. The band expects an early 2009 release of their sophomore effort.
The band has been consistently playing shows since their debut release, With the Ease, Grace, Precision, and Cleverness of Human Beings in early 2007 on Pretty Activity Records. The band is a common fixture in the Northeast, feverishly playing and promoting their shows from Washington DC to Canada. In the past year, The Subjects completed a West Coast tour with the Walkmen and has shared the stage with bands including White Rabbits, French Kicks, Dr. Dog, Peter Bjorn & John and many others, while constantly honing their sound and testing out new material. "We've learned how we all work musically. Because we've been playing together for so long, we understand each other and that's helped how we collectively write," explains drummer Matty Pickles.
Since their debut release in February 2007, The Subects have experienced extremely positive press from Spin, Daytrotter, Pitchfork, Rcrdlbl.com, The Onion, Magnet, Zink among others. "Our songwriting has really matured. On this new record, we are focusing heavily on giving the instruments space and on solid vocal harmonies throughout the songs," explains guitarist Joe Smith. They are also featured in an MTV special focusing on indie bands that will be airing on MTV2 this summer.
With everything coming together Summer 2008, The Subjects are eager to finish their new record, hit the road and join a record label that shares their excitement for the music.
Look for the Subjects nationwide in September and October, 2008.