From a band who usually sticks to rocking out amid rakes of guitar fireworks and endless drum solos (like in their previous records ‘The Fiery Works’), new single ‘Writing Utensils’ from Brooklyn based A Great Big Pile Of Leaves reads with a sense of either relief, or possibly foreboding… depending on how you interpret its softly churning melodic lines, and gently washy vocals, interrupted eventually by an ominous ending that may be hinting at greater madness to come.
Could this portend a new range for the band? Are they really softies at heart, or sinister and ready to pounce? We’ll have to wait until they release their ‘Making Moves’ 7” slated for July 24th to find out. in the meantime, don't miss their show at The Knitting Factory on July 13. - Mike Levine (@Goldnuggets)