We’re guessing that Glasgow trio PAWS go the all-caps route with their name to mimic the big hooks of their tunes, first heard on their 2012 debut, Cokefloat (Fat Cat). Their catchy slash ‘n’ pop has a Dinosaur Jr. moan-rush to it, which ought to rush faster on stage. And you can check my assumption when they come through America for a brief tour this fall.

Meanwhile, singer/guitarist Phillip Taylor has used his down time until the U.S. trip to knock out this fine cover of Elliot Smith’s Needle In The Hay. Check it out, below.

Tour Dates For PAWS:
11/13 – Philadelphia, PA – The Barbary
11/14 – Allston, MA – Great Scott
11/15 – Brooklyn, NY – Glasslands
11/16 – Columbus, OH – Cafe Bourbon Street
11/17 – Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle
11/18 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry
11/22 – Portland, OR – Bunk Bar
11/23 – Seattle, WA – Barboza
11/27 – Los Angeles, CA – The Smell