words: Bruce Hamilton
New Jersey power-pop purveyors Secret Mountain are slated to self-release their second record, Everyone in this band is fat, out May 10th. Their first single, “Instagram Death Threat,” is an apt representation of the record in its confidence and melancholy. Lead vocalist Alex Bevacqui sings of how much of a fuckin’ surprise it is when terrible people reveal themselves as such, with all the conviction of the roaring rhythm section and bursting guitars. “Instagram Death Threat” says just what it needs to.
Attention, South Jerseyites: Be sure to check them out at their album release show in Asbury Park with Nervous Dater, Halogens, and Hit Like a Girl on May 18th. For those not familiar with Secret Mountain, their live set has included light choreography, extended guitar solos, and witty banter.