P.S. Eliot - Broken Record
I was introduced to P.S. Eliot maybe 2 years ago by a friend with excellent taste in music and a talent for making the perfect mixtape; a skill most lack, and one that I value as highly as Rob Gordon idolizes it. Emerging from Birmingham, Alabama with a super screechy tape called The Bike Wreck Demo, it was so genuine that it won me over piercing and clipping aside. In fact when their debut LP, Introverted Romance in our Troubled Minds debuted on Salina’s Records a year later sounding so cleaned up I barely recognized it, it caught me off guard. In the end the LP won me over and that is a testament to their talents stretching beyond a reliance on the lo-fi sound of their demo. But I appreciate both in different ways, and yet I still missed some of the raw energy from the demo. Grab Introverted Romance in our Troubled Minds on vinyl for a mere $7.50(??) here.
So I had seen that their followup LP Sadie was scheduled for spring release also from Salina’s Records, but sooner than I even expected as the label just posted: “The test presses for P.S. Eliot’s LP “Sadie” have been approved and the record will be available after their April 8th release show in Brooklyn.” Keep your eyes peeled for that LP here.
So now the part that really excited/surprised me: they released a 7” EP called Living In Squalor in the past year(?) that I completely missed. Four new songs and a fresh recording of Broken Record from the demo tape which you can listen to above. This 7” seems a little more raw, and I hope its an indicator of how the second LP will sound. Fingers crossed. I’ll post up my favorite track from the demo later tonight, in all its screechy heartfelt glory.