Asbury Park natives Brick+Mortar will be releasing a 7” on June 19th under Drexel University’s Mad Dragon Records, in collaboration with Motion City Soundtrack. The Making Moves series involves some emerging bands, such as The Company We Keep, Goldrush, The Skies Revolt, and A Great Big Pile of Leaves. The release from Brick+Mortar includes eight and half minutes of some of the most instantly infectious music since, well, the band’s last release.
Aesthetically, the Making Moves effort is on par with the Heatstroke EP, another wonderful three song collection available on Brick+Mortar’s bandcamp page. The first track “Bangs” starts out raw and dirty, with Brandon Asraf’s bass crunch dueling with John Tacon’s drumming, which is a pure treat if you happen to catch them live. Asraf’s vocals are as smooth as they’ve ever been. “Bangs” carries a refrain through most of the song, accompanied by infectious rhythm. The other two tracks, “Old Boy” and “Other Drugs,” are less smooth with more groove. The tracks are quick, a little creepy (in a good way) and manage to sound unique while still maintaining a sense of familiarity. There are many types of genres that Brick+Mortar must have spent grueling hours in the basement refining, (such as indie, funk, and electronic) until a fusion of the best sounds emerged.
Brick+Mortar’s Making Moves 7” can currently be preordered through Interpunk, and includes a free autographed poster.