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the Seconds announce the vinyl release of their seminal second album, Kratitude, courtesy of Dress Up! records.

the Seconds (Jeannie Kwon, Zachary Max, and Brian Chase) formed in the fall of 2000 in Brooklyn, NY. They quickly made a name for themselves and their debut album, Y, was released by Slim Moon (founder of Kill Rock Stars) at 5RC in late 2001. A split seven-inch with Ex Models followed shortly on My Pal God records. Their second full-length, Kratitude, was released in 2006 by 5RC. Since 2000, the members of the Seconds have had and continue to have an influential hand in shaping the Brooklyn rock scene: Zach with Ex Models and Knyfe Hyts, and Brian with Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Sway Machinery, and experimental collaborations with Matthew Welch, Mary Halvorson, and Seth Misterka, among others. the Seconds have their roots in the Williamsburg/Bushwick punk d.i.y burnt-out-loft scene while reflecting the polyglot/anything-goes nature of this community. Highlights in their performance history include the 2004 UK All Tomorrows Parties festival, and shows with Mission of Burma, Tortoise, and Ted Leo.

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"In fact it is the subversiveness of the fact that The Seconds draw you into a song...without it being a song, or might get your foot a tapping...to some rhythm you couldn't count or clap to, or present a vocal hookline, perhaps simply a count "6,7,8" and you've found yourself singing it while you're brushing your teeth that night, but there's not a verse and chorus in sight! That said, The Seconds do rock and know how to rock and what does connects with people. Perhaps it is this balance between the obscure and awkward along with the rock'n'roll and the 'goodtimey' that makes me love them all the more and means you can enjoy them from a number of different standpoints."
-ARTROCKER #137, July 1st, 2004


 
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