Too Much Rock celebrates the tenth release in its vinyl single series alongside exciting new Kansas City duo No Germ Candy. For this project teens Zsofia Nemeth (vocals) and Harper Knecht (guitar) ignore genres entirely, building a sparkly world that tastes like cotton candy, and plays like Animal Crossing. It's twee. It's queer. It's indie pop. It's a musical that hasn't yet been staged.
Leading off the band's debut is "Straight Talk." This A-side is a fresh declaration of romantic intent from Zsofia who is so crushed out she can't even think straight. Cloying pop? Maybe. Adorable? Certainly. A bop? If that's what the kids say. The B-side is a cover of Beat Happening's seminal "Indian Summer" turned inside out by replacing the original weary baritone vocals with new saccharine sincerity.
Left with no responsible choices for live launch parties, the band will be promoting the single on KKFI's Wednesday Midday Medley on October 21st, features in local print press, and through a series of comics commissioned by The Pitch Magazine running from October 19th through the 23rd.
The limited-edition single will be available October 30th at area record stores and online retailers. The record will be available in both standard edition black vinyl (414 copies) and in collectible germy-green swirl (108 copies). It will NOT be available on any streaming platform.singles series, announcements, No Germ Candy
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Podcast #525 carries that load with help from Graduate,
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Skewbald, Phoebe Bridgers, Finish Flag, & Inter Arma.
Podcast #519 has gotten a little surly with help from The Beths,
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& Darren Hayman.
Podcast #515 is applied like a balm featuring Archers
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High Waisted, Best Ex, & Oxford Remedy.
Podcast #514 covers the bases with Magnetic Fields,
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Daniel Romano, & Shiner.
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Spiral Stairs, & Winterfylleth.
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Upcoming gigs I care about:
10/23 Dream Girl @ Lemonade Park 10/24 Republic Tigers @ Lemonade Park 10/31 Bad Ideas @ Lemonade Park 11/7 Apocalypse Meow @ ONLINE 3/26 Waxahatchee @ Knuckleheads 3/31 Nick Lowe @ Knuckleheads 4/15 Robyn Hitchcock @ Knuckleheads 6/24 Neko Case @ Liberty Hall 8/6 Tanya Tucker @ Knuckleheads 9/18 Torres @ recordBar