A friend introduced me to W. C. Lindsay last December. She lives in Philly near their local scene, and since they were playing at Heirloom Arts in Danbury, we checked them out. It was a super small show and it was fairly apparent we were the only ones who knew them. We decided, fuck it, we were still going to sing and dance along. That's the thing with W. C. Lindsay, it's fun music. It's music you learn every word to and wiggle along with.
In 2012, they released 'Hard Youth, Hardly You,' a solid introduction. My favorites included 'Folklore and Tall Tales,' 'Rita Hayworth,' and of course 'Hard Youth, Hardly You.' In 2014, they released their debut album, 'Easy Victim, Charitable Deceptions.' This is one of my all-time favorite albums. 'Into the Night,' 'Kids These Days,' 'Slowly, So Sweet,' 'Little Ghost,' and 'Hum and Roar' are all really great songs, and they all work so well together as a collective piece. The rest of the album is great too, and there isn't one song off that album that you can't jam to.
On October 7th, W. C. Lindsay released a new single 'Hang Tough' that you can stream here from AP. The first time I played it I was a little skeptical, but by the time it'd finished, I was a fan. Will Lindsay told AP:
"This is probably the most frustrated song we've ever put out. It's a song about mixed signals and differences in night and day and drinking at a college party. I feel like with "Hang Tough" we've combined all the ideas represented on Easy Victim, Charitable Deceptions and smashed them together in one track."
W. C. Lindsay's music is always vaguely uplifting, so I'd suggest giving it a listen. When you love it, check out 'Hard Youth, Hardly You' and 'Easy Victim, Charitable Deceptions' below,
Note: Photo now our own, from AP
What we're listening to.