Okay, so maybe it’s not the most palatable name for PR companies and blog buzz – I can’t argue with that, particularly for those like myself who have children. I also don’t know the two members of Die My Child, but they do seem to have a penchant for ironic and/or intentionally questionable names, with their new LP titled Little Bibles on top of their own curious moniker. On the other hand, this duo from Waco, TX have crafted a ten track sophomore album that harnesses pretty much everything I love about indie rock. Little Bibles is a quick stroll through fuzz, reverb, beautiful guitar licks and some insanely listenable sounds that wouldn’t be out of place as the soundtrack to any season.
I’ve said it a hundred times and I’ll say it again; I simply do not get enough submissions from indie rock bands. Folks with remixes, folks with keys and synths, they hit my inbox like crazy. I don’t know where all the guitars went, but I’m super excited to spend some time with Die My Child’s new album. I’m not saying you won’t hear some of those things in Little Bibles, but they are hardly the main course if you follow my meaning.
Ironically, the track I fixated on first was “Gospel Gossip”, which you may recognize as the name of a Minneapolis band that I’ve featured here quite a few times. I don’t believe there’s a tie between the bands, but it’s an interesting side note nonetheless. “Gospel Gossip” is what I would call bare bones indie rock – jangly riffs mixed with a crafty little chorus delivered by vocals tweaked just right to match the timbre of the melody. I could fall asleep to this track. I could drive all night with it on repeat. It’s just flat out great listening and I love their sound.
Die My Child aren’t one note, however. They introduce some electronic sounds on “Your Turn To Burn”, which is arguably the catchiest track on the album. If you’re a fan of pop, you’ll also find yourself enamored with the relentless contagion found in “Pretty Girls”, strange as it may be.
You can stream and/or buy Little Bibles on Bandcamp. In the meantime, stream “Gospel Gossip” and two other favorites of mine, the somber-and-beautiful-yet-mildly-creepy “Pretty Girls” as well as “Your Turn To Burn”.