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Greater Sirens / Press

“If you’re looking for some major Joy Division and Gang of Four vibes, look no further than San Francisco band Greater Sirens, whose single, “The First Big Number,” we’re premiering today. Filled with thick slabs of bass and noodling guitar, this textured, filled-to-the-brim indie-rock ditty — which is on the band’s upcoming debut album, Unnatural Causes — will transport you to post-punk heaven. “[It’s] about the feeling of disillusionment that comes with aging,” says Andresen who culled inspiration from a Billy Collins poem called “On Turning Ten” when writing the single. “At some point, or at many points while growing up, I realized the world is a lot different from how I’d pictured it as a child. I became aware of all these awful things happening everywhere and of how much of a struggle life can be.” He’s got a point, but fortunately the sordid truths hidden in “The First Big Number” are cushioned between buzzy keys, rollicking chords, and some”

“Milk Bar in San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury district boasts a great lineup this Saturday evening. They have one of the best stages of any bar in the city and it will be jampacked for this show. Headliners Greater Sirens are a new wave inspired band whose tracks tend to hold whirling, modern echoes of the 80s bands who influenced them.”

“This kinda reminds me a bit of The Divine Comedy and The Arcade Fire. The sound is not necessary the same, though, but it’s what comes to mind from the word go. Very energetic and rhythmic sound that tends to flow between high and low keys. I admit it’s really beautiful though. Very hard to tag as well. For The Birds is on purchase only at this point but if you can go get it or at least give it a thorough listen. I did and I dig from the very beginning. Lyrics are quite good as well.”