New Haven, Connecticut’s Loner Chic put out a four-track demo EP last year titled PRETTY VOID that was heralded for its immediacy, grit and infectious qualities. It quickly got picked up for a tape release through Too Far Gone Records, and sold out just as quickly. Now, they’re extremely excited to announce their debut LP, Year of the Goth, will be released February 19, 2016 on Broken World Media, Derrick of The World Is A Beautiful Place…’s media label. In addition, they’ll be playing TWIABP’s release show for ‘Harmlessness’ on December 11 at Toad’s Place in New Haven, Connecticut alongside labelmates The Island of Misfit Toys. Pre-orders and streams are soon to come, but until then you can hear their demo EP here on their Bandcamp.
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Drawing members and influences from disparate corners of the Connecticut underground music scene, Loner Chic blends knowing, sardonic lyrics with a dynamic and various musical framework. On Year of the Goth, their Broken World Media debut LP, power pop riffs intersect with postmodern anxiety in an urgent, distinctly contemporary mélange that remains nevertheless referent to the indie rock tradition of Loner Chic’s predecessors. Blown out, shout-along choruses buttress elegant guitar work, while the lyrics include references to everything from The Lemonheads to Drake to Virgil’s Aeneid. Catchy and brusque without sacrificing severity, Year of the Goth offers party punk for the literary set.