PREMIERE: By Surprise - Realometer
(Photo: Seth Ariel Walot)
What do you get when you mix four glasses-wearing book nerds from New Jersey and a bunch of instruments? The indie stylings of By Surprise, of course. "Realometer" is a somewhat Minus The Bear-fashioned throwback segueing into grittier guitars and some controlled shouting for a solid finish. Mountain Smashers, the band's debut LP on Topshelf, was mastered by Shellac bassist Bob Weston and is up for pre-order as of today, with an official release on April 5. 16 eyes and it feels so right.