Major Leagues is a shoegaze/lo-fi/garage pop quartet from Brisbane. They count Dinosaur Jr, MBV, and The Breeders as their influences. Everything that I’ve ever read about them uses Best Coast as a reference point, and I can’t argue with that. They’ve released a couple of standalone singles and are about to release their first EP. The five-song 10″ record will be anchored by tonight’s song.
Back in the summer, I got a couple of things in the mailbag about a couple of the songs that will be on the EPs b-side, but for some reason, I didn’t get around to writing about them. Last week, I got another email about this song.
“Silver Tides” by Major Leagues
I definitely get why people refer to Best Coast when they talk about Major Leagues. I mean, even though this song doesn’t reference kittens, in the first 30 seconds, it does reference getting high. So there’s that connection to Best Coast. Also, this girl does sing a little bit like Bethany Cosentino from Best Coast. When listening to this song, I can hear something that vaguely reminds me of early Velocity Girl.
At the end of the day, this is some excellent sun-kissed California-style garage pop from Australia.
For some reason, I get a lot of mail bag stuff from Australia, and this is one of the best from that lot.
The Weird Season EP will be released on December 6, and will be available in a variety of formats. They’re also offering some limited edition bundle packages. Check out the web store for details.