UV-TV NYC TRIO ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM: 'ALWAYS SOMETHING
April 6, 2021
International Music News
Desh Kapur UK-Editor/Photographer
– OUT 28 MAY, VIA PAPERCUP MUSIC –
LISTEN TO LEAD SINGLE: “DISTANT LULLABY” NOW
New York City trio UV-TV are pleased to announce a brand new album for this Spring: ‘Always Something’, confirmed for release on 28th May via PaperCup Music.
In expectation of the new record, the band today release its lead single “Distant Lullaby”, available to stream on all services from (23 March).
Recalling the effervescent power-pop of Blondie, The Primitives or early-REM, “Distant Lullaby” is as immediate as it is infectious. The kind of lullaby that’s unlikely to induce much shut-eye, this jet-propelled cut beams-in like a 21st century daydream of a once untouchable era for alternative music.
Speaking about the track, Rose Vastola of the band says:
“Distant Lullaby is an honest proclamation of the inability to let things go unresolved. The melody popped into my head while demoing the tune late one night with Ian Bernacett on acoustic guitar. Partnered with distortion, fuzzy bass and floating cowbells we wanted Distant Lullaby to be an instantly catchy song.”
At just 2’20 “Distant Lullaby” is an endorphin rush of dizzying dual guitar lines and febrile rhythms that will demand repeated plays again and again. Instantly hooky and over-all-too-soon, it offers an addictive foretaste of what to expect from their upcoming third album: ‘Always Something’.
A cornerstone in the continuation of the DIY and post-punk crossover scene in the US, UV-TV are founding members Rose Vastola (guitars / vox), Ian Bernacett (guitars), plus latest recruit Ian Rose (drums). Releasing their debut demo in 2015, the band have released a series of electrifying releases including two albums, 2017’s debut full length ‘Glass’, and 2019’s follow-up ‘Happy’, with their sound evolving with each record they stamp their name to.
Supporting like-minded souls on the East Coast scene like Parquet Courts, Screaming Females, and B Boys, word about UV-TV is reaching ever greater audiences. Featured in The New York Times group exhibition “Women Are Making The Best Rock Music Today”, the band were also praised by Paste Magazine as one of their “15 New York City Bands You Need to Know in 2020”. Standing out from the crowd for their ability to blend pop music melodies with their own definitive punk spirit, UV-TV are now readying their most assertive and essential release yet: ‘Always Something’
Written and recorded during the intense isolation of early 2020, ‘Always Something’ is the first album to be completely written and recorded since the band’s relocation to New York (from Florida) and with new drummer Ian Rose as a full-time member. An album that finds a band grappling with the overwhelming darkness of the time it was made in, while embracing the feeling of the world falling apart all around them, the resultant record is one that walks a fine line between beauty and chaos with remarkable results
Signing a new deal with New York-based imprint PaperCup Music, UV-TV will release ‘Always Something’, their first full-length album for the label on 28th May 2021. Available digitally, a run of 500 limited edition LPs will also be available in US and for import in the UK & EU.
UV-TV – WILL RELEASE ‘ALWAYS SOMETHING’ – 28 MAY 2021, VIA PAPERCUP MUSIC
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