When you start listing the bands that Ryan Seagrist and Pat Schramm have been involved with, it kind of makes sense that they have produced a demo that leaves you desperate for more. Between them, they have played with bands such as Discount, Latterman, Bridge & Tunnel, Fellow Project, and Monikers.
But with Young Ladies, these two friends based in NYC have produced something that is a departure from their trademark sound and lets them showcase a different side of their song writing, leaning more towards indie rock or 90s alternative than straight forward punk rock.
I spoke to Ryan and asked him how the project came about.
“I work in a recording studio sometimes in the city, had a couple of free days, and Pat and I went in and just finished those three tunes. We posted the songs and have already gone through a few hundred downloads. So we’re really stoked,” Ryan explained.
With this demo, Young Ladies have taken the themes of friendship, loss, loneliness, and big city life that have run through so many of their previous bands lyrics and delivered them in way that lets them step out from the shadows of their other projects and I, for one, can’t wait to hear more.
Just before The FEST 9 (2010) in Gainesville, FL, NYC’s Bridge and Tunnel suffered a setback that would cause most bands to cancel. Guitarist Rachel Rubino broke her wrist in a bicycle accident meaning she would not be able to play. The band opted instead to play a cover set of hardcore songs as a three piece with Rubino on vocals. Arguably the most talked about set that year, these recordings were pressed to vinyl for a limited 7″ insert in the band’s 2011 LP, Rebuilding Year on No Idea Records.
Watch all four songs here.
Bridge and Tunnel will be releasing a new full length this year with No Idea Records on September 20th. The album will be titled Rebuilding Year and was produced and recorded by J. Robbins.
To promote their sophomore release, Bridge and Tunnel will be doing a short tour of Australia and have allowed forBombshellZine to stream the song ‘Synchronized Swimming’‘.
For Rebuilding Year artwork and Australian tour dates…
Run For Cover Records has announced that they will be releasing a 7″ subscription series that will feature new records from Tigers Jaw, Shook Ones, Hostage Calm, End of a Year Self Defense Family, Bridge and Tunnel, andMockingbird Wish Me Luck. All of the records will only be made available through purchase of the series. The records will be released on a monthly basis beginning in July with a 7′ from Hostage Calm.
The series is being made available in three different packages: a digital only version, a standard package that includes all six 7″s on black vinyl, and a deluxe package that includes all 7″s on color vinyl limited to 150, a silkscreened 7″x7″ box to house the records, an exclusive shirt, and silkscreened record player slipmat. The series can be purchase through Run For Cover’s webstore here.