Tight Pants Syndrome Releases Singles, Saturday at the Schlafly Tap Room



This Saturday at the Schlafly Tap Room, come get your pop on when Tight Pants Syndrome finally releases its first CD. Titled Singles, the disc captures the power-pop group from its inception through the present day. I spoke with bassist/vocalist Brian McClelland (who's also in the Maxtone 4) in this week's paper; he had this to say about the group's first out-of-town trek, when it played the well-respected International Pop Overthrow festival in Chicago.

"We did some Champaign and Chicago stuff over the last month or two. It was a blast; I never had that much fun being out of town with a band before. They're just the goofiest people I've ever known in my life — and that's in the best way, they're really fun. I'm on the midnight shift, [and] we left early in the morning, I tried to sleep the entire way up to Chicago — we had a day show [there] and a night show that same night in Champaign — and these guys were so goofy, yelling and screaming the whole time. I was exhausted, but they were having so much fun, I couldn't tell 'em, "Guys, can you keep it down?" Because that enthusiasm was so, I don't know...It makes everything so much more exciting and fun."

Take a listen to some music, posted courtesy of the band. The show starts at 9 p.m. -- and it's free.

MP3: Tight Pants Syndrome, "Cocksure"

MP3: Tight Pants Syndrome, "Cool Bad Cherry"

MP3: Tight Pants Syndrome, "John's Niece Is Very Pretty"

-- Annie Zaleski

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