Anti New Waves / Chapel Hill (2016)
This 7" was another record that I got while I was in Japan. I remember being surprised that it was on Anti New Waves as I wasn't sure that the label was still going at that point. I guess they are and it's a good thing to as this 60' Whales 7" is great.
It very much reminds me of Cigaretteman. Maybe not in how it sounds like the older Cigaretteman songs that I love, but the four 60' Whales songs on this 7" paint a picture of what I kind of think Cigaretteman would have sounded like if they didn't break up back in the 90s. The songs are upbeat and melodic with alternating boy/girl harmonies in the vocals. The two singers couldn't have more dissimilar voices, yet they really compliment each other and make this 7" something special.
I couldn't find this 7" available to stream anywhere online, but I did find a teaser video of a couple of excerpts from these songs. You don't get the full effect for sure, but I think it's all you'll need to hear to get a vibe for how great this record is. From what I'm able to look up, this 7" is the only thing that the band has released aside from a demo. Hopefully there's more to come.
60' Whales - Hyper Speed 7" (Trailer):