|buy the Laughing’s Jungle EP|
In 2007, Austin pioneers The Laughing took the scene by storm with their Tiger Cry EP. The thematic release centered on a gang finding meaning through worshiping a mythical tiger and earned them shows with Tapes N Tapes, MGMT, Yeasayer, and Tokyo Police Club. With the new EP, Jungle, the former “boys in blue” have evolved into a darker, more sonically diverse sound that is simultaneously softer and heavier than their debut. When asked to explain the sound, the band suggests: “jungle smut core.”
“The Laughing throw a mix of heavy synth and drums into a den of theremins, glockenspiels and a killer baritone sax that offsets Logan Middleton’s quivering Kasher-esque howls. The Laughing is more than just a little perplexing, irreverent and crazy. So, naturally, we love them.”
- Austin Sound
“By pairing new-wave hooks with hints of art-school neurosis … The Laughing is poised to be this year’s hottest ticket in town …”
- The Onion
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No matter if you were there to witness it or not- this brief video recap of the Laughing’s momentous CD release is a MUST watch. Listen to the Laughing perform “Paradise” off the Jungle EP as you watch the mural of CD sleeves painted. Watch it HERE.
Purchase this one of a kind EP HERE.
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