||Swan Song||Giant Drag||5:12||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Stuff to Live For||Giant Drag||3:53||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||White Baby||Giant Drag||3:34||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Heart Carl||Giant Drag||4:03||$0.99||View In iTunes|
L.A. duo Giant Drag released a full-length record back in 2005, and this fairly weighty EP (creeping up on 20 minutes of music) is almost as good as another album. While the Tourette’s-inclined guitarist/vocalist Annie Hardy apologizes on the band’s web site for the “lack of dirty song titles,” she makes up for it with the sweat and blood that seeps out of every song on Swan Song. Hardy nearly out-grunges Courtney Love on “Stuff to Live For,” where her cowering kitten vocals morph slowly into a coarse, wounded yowl while guitars implode into an incendiary coda. The title track opens up with a bang: murky guitar tones are reminiscent of Sonic Youth’s quieter moments, but they soon turn wiry and sharp, unspooling into a shoegaze-inspired wash of melody. Hardy’s voice remains sweet, cooing with reverb and longing, and this combination — gritty edges bumping up against melancholy curves — is what Giant Drag is all about. Here’s hoping the EP’s title isn’t a prophetic one.
Swan Song: Stuff to Live For!
Annie Hardy may seem cute, shy, and reserved but the music of Giant Drag destroys all notions of such. Instead, Ms. Hardy is a sharpened weapon of musical mayhem and sheer brilliance. She might be the secret love child of Billy Corgan and Courtney Love if the timing were right and everything about her music would easily sum up to be worthy of that notion. Heavily recommended for those who relish the 90's post grunge scene and those looking for stuff to live for.
Will you marry me Annie?
It feels like I've been waiting forever for this; I can't believe it's finally here! It's better than I could have ever imagined. All four of these songs are already favorites. Swan Song EP is a great sign of things to come.
Since I began to listen to Giant Drag a year ago I was waiting for this EP! What's better than a woman singing her guts out...and this girl can play! If you like my Bloody Valentine, Hole, grunge ect you will like this!
Formed: 2002 in Los Angeles, CA
Years Active: '00s
Top Albums and Songs By Giant Drag
||Wicked Game||Hearts and Unicorns (Revised)||4:15||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||This Isn't It||Hearts and Unicorns||3:03||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Kevin Is Gay||Hearts and Unicorns||3:02||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||This Isn't It||Lemona - EP||2:58||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Swan Song||Swan Song - EP||5:12||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Stuff to Live For||Swan Song - EP||3:53||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Heart Carl||Swan Song - EP||4:03||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||White Baby||Swan Song - EP||3:34||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||This Isn't It||Hearts and Unicorns (Revised)||3:03||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Tired Yet||Lemona - EP||2:42||$0.99||View In iTunes|