January 26, 2015

EP: Littler - Get a Life

Littler has a low tolerance for bullshit.

I was at Shea Stadium in Brooklyn recently, lazing on one of their dilapidated couches by the door. I was 24 hours deep into one of those lovely 48-hour bugs. I couldn’t breathe out my nose and I was aching all over. My friends’ bands had played. I had to leave. I heaved myself up and was halfway out the door when Littler took the stage. I was stopped dead in my tracks. These guys were so good that I turned my sick butt right around.

Vocalist Madeline Meyer’s bullshit tolerance is low, and she’s not afraid to call it like she sees it. Her intentions are pure though, and this band makes wonderfully honest music. They beautifully articulate thoughts that you may have had time and time again, but failed to properly put into words or maybe were too afraid to say. The snotty and wonderfully catchy “Demigod” sits in the middle of their EP, Get a Life, showcasing the very attitude that permeates throughout the release. “I’m not the type of girl, boy, that’s gonna look up you with some big doe eyes and trusting, shaky hands.” Not only will she not sacrifice her sense of self for the ill-fitting benefit of others, she’s not afraid to get on stage and tell you so. “College Legs” and “Didn’t Ask” breathe heavily at the top of Get a Life, thrashing around and opening up your heart’s pit. “Sleeptalk” is another banger, sneaking up on you midway through the track. Equally punky and self-aware, this song showcases perhaps the other side of this coin. Madeline sings to a different face, “the only one I whisper nonsense to.” “Bedroom Culture” stands firmly on the tail, wrapping up a bit sweeter than how the release started. However, the unapologetic and candid nature of these songs is never lost or muddled. A band with a firm sense of self, they are ones to watch in 2k15.


Listen to Littler on bandcamp.

Jeanette Wall, a Libra who watches My So-Called Life, idolizes Cyndi Lauper, and eats mac 'n' cheese. She runs a music zine and writes about music and comedy. She lives with a cat in Brooklyn.