RIOT FEST TICKET GIVEAWAY VIA LITERATI RECORDS

Hey everybody listen up!

Literati Records have asked us to give away 2 RIOT FEST at our Titus Andro show tomorrow at the Larimer.

How bout this: the first 2 people to pick up our Snappy Lil Number’s single at theknew.bandcamp.com AND come to the show gets them. Literati is some good shit.

Listen to the podcast – Ty sounds like Lydia from Breaking Bad. Running… outta… breath… between… words:

http://www.literatirecords.com/literati-podcast-episode-83-the-knew/

YOU WILL ALWAYS BE A LOSER. AND THAT’S OKAY.

On Wednesday Sept 18th, we will be opening up for Titus Andronicus at the Larimer Lounge. If you know us, this band, and the people that make up this band, what we value and how we treat one another, you know this is a big goddamn show for us.

We’ll be the front row boys.

Lost Boy from New York is also on the bill.  Tight.

Let’s take care of eachother and be volcanoes.

http://www.larimerlounge.com/event_details.cfm?blogid=956

Some Aussie Love from Sonic Masala:


First off I tried out The Knew, a Rocky Mountains high. The tracks here were two sides of the soaring garage pop type – ‘What’s Hip (Long Walk)’ incorporates horns and some stand-up slamming piano into what is an almost jaunty song that you only wished the band was playing at your school graduation (then again, I kinda wish I graduated in 1955, walking out listening to Jerry Lee Lewis). The B-side ‘World War Ay Ay Ay (Alright)’ shows the same affinity with chiming buoyancy (and parenthesised side-titles) but is more upfront about it. It’s strange to hear something so crystalline in production, sound so innocent and earnest yet fun at the same time. Such a band shouldn’t function in this cynical day and age – but I’m glad they do.

http://sonicmasala.blogspot.com/2013/08/known-7-spells-to-snappy-those-little.html

MORE PRESS

Decoder digs on our new single too. Check out what these hunks have to say:

Unlike SLN’s past crop, The Knew already have an album out – that being last year’s self-released Man Monster, of which they pressed a hundred LPs. The band’s new 45 (SLN-107) boasts two very different sides. A-side “What’s Hip (Long Walk)” is an unabashed power-pop squirter in the exuberant New Porny mold, accented with boogie-woogie piano and structural horns. Its fearless positivity is a drain on my cynicism. Flip “World War Ay Ay Ay (Alright)” is momentary but packed firm with sheer energy, the band shaking all their tension out until they abruptly run out of gas. There’s no Nick Lowe figure writing the hooks here, but they get by on a rubbery base of bass, chord progressions that swerve recklessly, and liberal pluck.

 

READ MORE HERE, NICK LOWE:

http://www.secretdecoder.net/columns/2013/07/29/teenage-rage-5-urinal-cake-records-snappy-little-numbers-larsen-recordz/