Friday, March 6, 2015

The Relationship - "Oh Allen"

Now that Weezer have recently released their first good album in 13 years, it's now safe to start re-exploring some of the side projects and related bands. Brian Bell's side project, The Relationship, has a new single coming out on April 8. The A side, "Oh Allen," can be listened to now. I always liked his previous side project, Space Twins, but had never really paid attention to The Relationship. That's going to change with this new song. It's just pure upbeat power-pop that draws heavily on the 70s and 90s, which are obviously the two golden eras of power-pop. It's reminiscent of bands like Fountains of Wayne, Cheap Trick, and Big Star. The Relationship aren't revolutionizing anything, but if you like your rock and roll with big, fuzzy guitars and catchy as hell choruses, this is for you. The Relationship also features Nate Shaw of U.S. Bombs on guitar.

"Oh Allen" will be out on Burger Records April 8. You can listen to it below. For more information, check out The Relationship's website, and find their upcoming tour dates below.

April 8 - Los Angeles, CA @ Viper Room (7” Release Party)
April 15 - Redlands, CA @ Hanger 24
April 16 - Santa Cruz, CA @ Moe’s Alley
April 17 - San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill
April 18 – Medford, OR @ Howiee’s On Front
April 19 - Seattle, WA @ Barboza
April 21 - Salt Lake City, UT @ The Loading Dock
April 22 - Denver, CO @ Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom
April 23 - Lincoln, NE @ Vega
April 24 - Kansas City, MO @ Middle of the Map Fest
April 25 - St. Louis, MO @ The Demo
April 26 - Chicago, IL @ The Beat Kitchen
April 27 - Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
April 29 - New York, NY @ The Studio at Webster Hall
April 30 - Hamden, CT @ The Ballroom at The Outer Space
May 1 - Pawtucket, RI @ The Met
May 2 - Philadelphia, PA @ Ortliebs Lounge
May 3 - Charlotte, NC @ Visulite Theatre
May 5 - Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl Music Hall
May 6 - Tampa, FL @ Crowbar
May 7- Gainesville, FL @ High Dive
May 8 - Tallahassee, FL @ Pugs Live
May 9 - New Orleans, FL @ Siberia
May 10 - Houston, TX @ Bronze Peakcock at House of Blues
May 12 - Tulsa, OK @ Vanguard

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