Everyone's favorite LR-based indie heroes the American Princes have posted two new songs on their website
"Sons of Regret," with lyrics like "all my words are just a useless tool" and "I can't lead you to the light/only darkness tonight," is surely the bleakest song Collins Kilgore's ever written. It'd almost be leavened by a sunny pop melody if not for the drone-y, atmospheric loop effect that runs throughout. Noise seems to be a new trend. The David Slade-led "Rock & Roll" is built on that Pixies-style, quiet-LOUD dynamics the Princes always do so well, but with guitars buzzing and feeding back more than usual. And drum machines!