New Releases: Mr. Graceless & Birdstriking
Just because D-22 has closed shop doesn’t mean the folks at Maybe Mars haven’t been hard at work, which the release of these two albums attests to. Mr. Graceless’ album “The Tree Ever Green” hits stands (or… the internet, more likely) today, Feb 17, though they’re currently touring around the country and won’t hit the capital again until early April. They still sound like Blur, of course, but they’re a reliable band, and having their tracks to spin whenever I want is definitely going to be fun. Birdstriking, on the other hand, are having a low-key release, without any press or promo surrounding it because of its “political sensitivity”. I haven’t listened to it yet myself, but you can pick it up on Taobao or at indie music stores around Gulou like Indie Music on Jiugulou Dajie.