Friday, January 15, 2021

The Sorels - "Spring Break"

Here come The Sorels again with another perfect bubblegum punk glam rock and roll single! We last heard from this super awesome Winnipeg trio back in the summer of 2019 when it released its debut 7" on the most excellent labels Reta Records and Surfin' Ki Records. So it's been a good while since we've been treated to new tunes from The Sorels. But now, just when we needed it the most, we get to feast our ears on the second single "Spring Break". As we find ourselves in the middle of meteorological winter, I'd say it's the perfect time to start thinking about spring break! Jo Jo, Jennifer, and Jill are back and sounding better than ever on this delightful shot of new wave pop meets old school punk rock. This is a fun song from a fun band - combining big hooks with a great raw energy and plenty of beachy vibes. In my daydream world of an eternal 1980, this is the song blasting from a million car radios as the masses eagerly make their way to the nearest shore. Put it on a mix with The Go-Go's, Holly and the Italians, and Nikki and the Corvettes, and you'll be golden! Mirroring the approach of their previous 45, The Sorels back this poppy/punky A-side with a bad-ass glam rock stomper called "Palo Santo". I love the way these two tracks show different sides of The Sorels yet fit together perfectly. This is a record made to be heard on record! 

Reta Records and Surfin' Ki Records have opened preorders for "Spring Break", which will release on February 2nd. This gives you plenty of time to reserve a copy on pink, green, or clear splatter vinyl (only 100 of each were pressed!). All preorders come with an 11 x17 inch poster. In the meantime, be sure to check out the amazing cartoon video for "Spring Break" that was animated by Nicholas Friesen. If The Sorels are not yet one of your favorite bands, that could very well change in the next two and a half minutes!

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