Monday, November 16, 2009

Hot Lava & The Sad Cobras: New Split 7"

Revisiting an artist we've featured in the past is always a treat, so it only stands to reason that our collective attention span might grow exponentially when two previously-mentioned bands are involved in a combined new release. We originally featured Richmond, Virginia based Hot Lava in January 2008 with a quick follow-up for their debut album Lavalogy in March 2008. Since that time, they've signed to Bar/None Records and continue to gain plenty of well-deserved attention around the planet. The Sad Cobras are an equally impressive music project from Roanoke, Virginia we also reviewed around the same time in May 2008. Together, these two bands now have self-released a 7" split single with a total of six brief songs to share that all seem to playfully embrace the quirk/fun-factor noted by various media entities. At the same time, both bands provide their own serious introduction to regional Virginia music scenes which require immediate attention, by our estimation. The release party was held this past Friday night 11/13 at local Richmond venue Plaza Bowl as Hot Lava opened for Shonen Knife. Have a listen to a track from each side of the split single and be sure to explore the links above for additional music. We definitely need to grab a physical copy of this one...

MP3: Hot Lava - The Auctioneer
MP3: The Sad Cobras: Team Mother

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