Unicycle Loves You
In 2010, Unicycle Loves You stripped away the studio gloss of their self-titled 2008 debut and took a large step forward with the release of Mirror, Mirror. With front man Jim Carroll in complete control of the recording process, the resulting record was one far more true to the band's vision, and more representative of their influences.
Once again handling the roles of songwriter and producer, Carroll has dug even further into his Sebadoh/Guided By Voices-influenced home-recording roots for Unicycle Loves You's latest record, Failure. Due for release on Valentine's Day 2012, their Mecca Lecca debut contains all the pop sensibility of earlier favorites like "Highway Robbery", "Justine" and "Mirror, Mirror" but with a rawer, more focused sonic palette.
Loaded with buzzing guitars in the red, highly addictive melodies, and lush boy/girl harmonies, Failure combines the best elements of 90's indie rock and dream pop for a refreshing Pop Art sound. While it may be the band's heaviest, thrashiest album to date, songs such as "Garbage Dump", "Sun Comes Out (And I Don't Care)", "Bitch Eye", "Piranha" and "Wow Wave Cinema" are also some of their strongest and poppiest moments on record.
Unicycle Loves You have shared the stage with such acts as Weezer, The Raveonettes, Fiery Furnaces, Telekinesis, Generationals, Art Brut, Tapes 'n' Tapes, Cymbals Eat Guitars, Bishop Allen & Crystal Antlers.