The Bulls – “Rumors”

The Bulls - Small Problems EP

The Bulls – Small Problems EP

The Los Angeles-based, self-described ‘dream-gaze’ duo of Anna Bulbrook (The Airborne Toxic Event, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros) and Marc Sallis (The Duke Spirit) has just released its latest single, “Rumors”.  It’s one of five songs and a remix that appears on Anna and Marc’s debut EP, Small Problems, which will drop August 28 on Diet Pink Records.  The Bulls has been headlining the renowned Monday Night residency at The Satellite in Los Angeles through this month of August to promote the upcoming release of Small Problems.

“Rumors” is the 3rd single off the EP, with the lead single, “Come Unwound”, bowing late last year, and second song, “Small Problems”, arriving more recently.  Indie-rock and indie-pop meld on all three of the duo’s singles in a blur of saturated sounds and Anna’s drifting, airy vocals.  “Rumors” is as equally strong as the previous two singles and rides on the wave of a driving bass line that propels the song forward.  Sharp, New Wave guitar riffs slice through the dreaminess of Anna’s cool-tone, but sweet vocals.  A restless rhythm builds up from the flexible bass line and addition of bright synth note plinks and shaken percussion as Anna questioningly posits “Is the rumor true?”  Rumor has it that Anna and Marc have a captivating EP on their hands and it will be true once it’s released later this month.

Rumors” at SoundCloud