San Lorenzo - Nothing New Ever Works

San Lorenzo - Nothing New Ever Works
San Lorenzo - Nothing New Ever Works
€12.50 €9.00 
Format: Vinyl (LP) 
Availability: In Stock
Label (Code): Gringo (WAAT009)
Special Attributes: Limited to 500 copies
Release Date: 2000
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"...As with most of the stuff in their genre, San Lorenzo draws a nice balance between melody and dissonance, loud and quiet. It keeps you on your toes." (

"This band is a riddle, wrapped in an enigma, shrouded in mystery. The disk is wrapped in an anonymous cover, with no mention of a record label or website anywhere. Who were these three young blokes, and where the hell were they from? Actually they’re from Birmingham, England and nobody knows who they are. Their album, Nothing New Ever Works, is pretty much right up in post-hardcore alley. You can hear elements of Yo La Tengo, Karate, and Joan of Arc. There’s a chick in the band, even, which is kind of a nice change of pace-and opens them up for a lot of Rainer Maria comparisons-but she doesn’t sing all that often. But what is it about that almost whiny, churning math-rocky guitar style that I like so much? San Lorenzo does it well, particularly in "Life Without Mountains". This eight-minute monster is one long tease, alternating between anticipation and delivery, its rumbling drums exploding into full frontal rock and then simmering down again. "Dead Amps" kicks ass. Punker and grittier than the rest of the album, the vocals are more aggressive, the cymbals clash and crash and there’s a really groovin’ guitar line going on. On the flipside of "Dead Amps" is "Tension Halved", a far more melodic, perhaps even sweet boy/girl duet with a quiet guitar line." (

Track List
(Listen to the full album here)

A1 Jun        
A2 My History Is Valid         
A3 Life Without Mountains         
A4 Tension Halved         
A5 Julie James         

B1 Dead Amps         
B2 Montauk         
B3 Some Trust         
B4 Brendan Hate Chris (Epic)         
B5 For Her Math         
B6 American High School Rock Song 

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