Here’s some last-minute Friday night awesomeness. Tonight at Roggies in Brighton is the release party for the split 7-inch between a pair of kindred musical spirits, Caténine and Funeral Advantage.
Based out of Western Mass, Caténine’s “You Never Remember” is a slice of jangle-pop that sounds so close to Distinegration-era Cure that it would be criminal if it weren’t so great. Dylan Connor’s vocals recall Dean Wareham, formerly of Cambridge’s Galaxie 500 and more recently Luna. “Adoration” is much of the same and just as rad.
Funeral Advantage is classic dreampop; “Weightless” is maddeningly good with “A Large Place” following suit. Both have subdued vocals, led by a languid guitar that orbits the ether in a manner that begs closed eyes and instant swaying.
The four-song split 7-inch is limited to 200 copies; 100 are on lavender vinyl, 100 are on milk. All are hand stamped and include a download code. Also available is a limited edition cassette,with just 51 being manufactured. All thanks can be directed to the label Disposable America for delivering the goods.