LEGENDARY WINGS "MAKING PAPER ROSES" LP
It happens very rarely (like a couple of times over the course of 120 releases) that we here at Dirtnap get a random CD-R demo in the mail, pop it in, listen to it a couple of times, and then slap our fist down on the counter and say "fuck it, we'll put that out!" And that's just what happened in the case of Kalamzoo, MI's Legendary Wings. Unsolicited demos are largely a lousy way to round up new bands for the label, but once in a blue moon you get one that's just THAT good. Musically, the apple that is Legendary Wings doesn't fall TOO far from the tree that is Dirtnap Records, (think caffeiniated, raw, fast pop), but they are also unmistakably, instantly identifiable as originating from the Midwest. Potential Johns meets Gaunt? Scared Of Chaka if they were from Minneapolis? Denton with jangle? The band has been on several tours, released a 7" on Tic Tac Totally and a track on a UFO Dictator comp 7" were featured at Goner Fest 7, and are about to release an LP on the powerhouse record label, Dirtnap Records. Their mix of caffeinated instrumentation, and overly sensitive lyrics will make you melt if the mood is right.