After enduring enough label skirmishes to make anyone call it a day, Scrawl
have moved on with their careers after their recent relationship with their first major label, Elektra, fell apart
. Armed with a crate of their last, acclaimed release for the label, Nature Film
, and recent press kits with the Elektra logo simply snipped off the letterhead, the Columbus' trio show no signs of slowing down. Nature Film
was a rugged gem too smart and direct for its own good. Capturing emotions with lyrics and melodies better than most anyone, the group's vibrant, immediate sound -- which has won them an international following of discerning Indie Rock fans -- was reaching peak form with Nature Film
, so it should be interesting to see where the band goes, creatively, from here.
Saturday at the Southgate House with Ass Ponys and Fairmount Girls.
--M . B .