MAINLAND Releases Cover of Coconut Records' 'West Coast' on Pigeons and Planes
|College of the Mainland Concert Band to Present Free Jazz Performance, 11/17|
November 12, 2014
Drawing inspiration from the likes of Lou Reed to Guided By Voices, together, the four create urgent and erratic tunes that scream of all madness of the New York City streets that they now call home. With debut EP, Girls Unknown, under their belts, and securing opening spots for fellow NYC rockers, Drowners, as well as Strange Talk and Sucre, the band have quickly made a name for themselves with praise from the likes of NME, Interview Magazine and Brooklyn Vegan.
Though lead singer Jordan Topf sneers, "Living in the city, I get so bored," with Julian Casablancas-like aplomb in the track's bridge, the adolescent energy and colorful nostalgia of these visuals are anything but blasé."
"The spirit of the sunkissed old rock is well alive in this piece, with an infectious guitar line to hook and a solid bass and drum section which gives it an almost krautrocky, motorik feel."-Tiny Mix Tapes
"They're great on stage, with tons of humor and energy in each show."-Blackbook
"Mainland has released a perfect ode to summer: the video for their single "Leave The Lights On."-Earmilk
"with propulsive, infectious guitar riffs at the forefront, the band brings a great deal of energy in the track [helicopter's] concise, four-minute runtime, during which vocalist/guitarist Josh Siegel deals with some heavy lyrical matter" - PopMatters
CATCH THE BAND LIVE playing The Launch @ TBD Festival, October 4, 2014 in Sacramento, CA (line-up includes Justice, Blondie, Empire of the Sun, and more).