Let me introduce you to Heads and Heads from Barcelona, Spain. The vocals on this 12″ definitely call to mind Italian screamo bands Raein and La Quiete, but the guitars remind me of Birthday Boyz. You know, building yet mathy. After a couple of listens, I can honestly say that this is one of my favorite recordings that I’ve heard so far this year, regardless of genre. I’ve heard remarkably little about this band until happening upon a link on funfunfunf. Apparently, they have a whole bunch of splits lined up for this year and a s/t 7″ that also just came out, which I’ve yet to find anywhere. Keep your eyes glued on these guys though, they’re definitely an exciting band that shouldn’t be overlooked in the coming year.

Heads and Heads 12″ (2009)