Echo Complex [EP​]​/​/​split with Brat Curse

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PRESS:

"Smug Brothers start off the split with their brand of smiling jangle pop that’s propelled by jolly lead guitar licks. Short and sweet, these songs bring to mind the ragged tunefulness of fellow Midwesterners Guided by Voices and The Replacements with a touch of The Village Green Preservation Society-era Kinks." -Anthony Spak, Independent Music News [http://independentmusicnews.com/cassette-tapes-you-need-to-own-1-smug-brothers-and-brat-curse-echo-complex/]

"Smug Brothers contribute nine tracks to the album, the same number of tracks they had on Woodpecker Paradise that released earlier last year. However, the tracks are much shorter this time out. Shorter does not mean that the tracks lack substance; fans of Guided by Voices know this all too well....Smug Brothers continue to make some of warmest and welcoming indie pop..." -Daniel Taylor, The Fire Note [http://thefirenote.com/2016/01/28/smug-brothers-brat-curse-echo-complex-split-ep-album-review/]

"I'm not going to avoid saying it - these guys do exude a considerable resemblance to their hometown boys done good, GBV (think Under the Bushes, Under the Stars era)...but the going here isn't as derivative as I might be leading on. Try the pop-sided '(A Minute for) Ruby Skate' and the mildly angular 'Razor Thin Races' out for a spin and you'll get the idea" -Neal, Willfully Obscure [http://wilfullyobscure.blogspot.com/2016/02/new-noise-muler-slanted-smug-brothers.html]

"Echo Complex packs rough and tumble musical fragments and jangling power-pop into a 15-minute span of immediate sonic gratification as evidenced by lead single “(A Minute for) Ruby Skate.” -Eric, Bucket Full of Nails [http://bucketfullofnails.com/2016/02/download-smug-brothers-a-minute-for-ruby-skate]

credits

released November 23, 2015

Released by Hope for the Tape Deck November 2015
DUDE-051
hopeforthetapedeck.bandcamp.com All songs written by Kyle Melton
Recorded by Smug Brothers at MeadowCreek, Burns Manor & The Whole 2000-2014
Ruby Skate Recorded by Micah Carli at Popside Studios Summer 2015
Mixed by Micah Carli & Smug Brothers

PERSONNEL: Brian Baker/Larry Evans/Kyle Melton/Don Thrasher
Lead Guitar on Society of Sevens: Benjamin Smith
Guitar/Vocals on Stand & Leave: Butch Weaver

Album Art: Justin Baker

TO HEAR THE BRAT CURSE SIDE, VISIT: bratcurse.bandcamp.com/album/echo-complex COPYRIGHT 2015 SMUG BROTHERS

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