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The Sorels — Love Your Rock N’ Roll EP

The Sorels

 Love Your Rock N’ Roll EP

Reta Records

Street: 09/02/2022

The Sorels hail from Winnipeg, Canada. They are Jo Jo Rodriguez (vox, bass) , Jennifer Alexander (guitar) and Jill Lynott (drums, vox). Together they have released their third EP via Reta Records and it is aptly titled Love Your Rock N’ Roll. It’s very much a love letter for the sentimentality of the eternal days of old celebrating rock n’ roll excellence. Within these grooves is a style mending aspects of 1960’s girl groups, glam punk but with the infectious nature of power pop. It rips and ought to be heard.

Each track has it’s own significance and charm. The title song “Love Your Rock N’ Roll” kicks this record off superbly. It blends up-tempo power pop with sprinklings of glam. When the needle hits this one, turn the dial until your sound system registers red hot. Played under the right inhibitions, this ditty will have you moving and grooving.

In contrast “The Jerk” captures the moody nostalgic sensations of early ‘60s girl groups. Admittingly, the Larks made the Jerk a craze in 1964. However, The Sorels lament a longing for the fabled dance and in their homage have brought it new life. “The Jerk” furthermore highlights this yearning by mention of other dances like the Twist, Mashed Potato or Wah Wah-Watusi. This is by invoking the musical spirits of The Shangri-La’s and The Ronettes.

The B-side of this EP continues with the gold. “Make Me Party” perfectly captures the catchiness of the glam rock essence found in 1972. That said, it certainly has a modern flair that’s in line with Giuda’s “Get It Over.” With this track it’s clear The Sorels don’t hold back, are force to be reckoned with. Play this one loud at the next glamracket for it’s a stomping banger.

“Another School Day” is a great track to wrap this EP up with. While it stands on its own, it ends things on a high note. The previous song demonstrated an excellence in glam, but “Another School Day” blends it with punk laden defiance decrying the monotonous nature of another day in school. Think of it along with Alice Cooper, Joan Jett and Nikki Corvette. “Another School Day” ques up in the same vein as the previous rebel without a cause notions, a trend seamlessly found amongst The Sorels other material. Too bad this is the last track, as I wish there was more.

Overall the Love Your Rock N’ Roll EP is hands down brilliant. If there was a record to get your hands on, it would be this one. The Sorels know the substance of rock n’ roll inside out and demonstrate it with exceptional quality. These four tracks certainly play on the familiar heartstrings begging for a revival of the golden age of rock n’ roll. Its not a new story nor is it irrelevant. The Sorels approach this idea with a depth of sincerity and in turn make it fun. It’s quite an enticing listen and as far as a themes for retroism goes, their song “the Jerk” is one to stand out.

Personally, my favorite track is “Make Me Party.” It’s a tune that would fit perfectly in another issue of the Glamstains comps. That said, this EP’s four tracks demand to be played on repeat. To miss out on this record would suggest a lapse in judgement and need for a possible lobotomy. Now, go pick this up, play it loud and annoy your neighbors with something good.

For more about The Sorels, check out them out on bandcamp!

Hard Times — Little Satan 7″

Hard Times

Little Satan

Spaghetty Town Records

Release: 05/06/2022

Hard Times Little Satan is a seemingly one-off diamond in the rough. This EP is a result of boredom and the need to create during the height of the Covid 19 pandemic. This record exudes everything brilliant about the glam-degenerate nature of sleaze infested proto-punk.  It’s not a surprise as it features members from Slick Bags, Desperate Fun and Suicide Generation. They are Sebastian Melmoth, Davide Chessa, Fabio Mongelli, Geoffrey and Paolo Piras.  To top it off, Little Satan was recorded at the New River Music Studios in London, England by Patrice Picard, and was mastered by Jim Diamond.  

This EP is not a record that benefits from low volume. Rather, to fully enjoy this record, the music should only be heard when’s one’s receiver is turned high enough that it’s on the verge of exploding. This is an obvious thing to do upon listening to the title track “Little Satan.” It’s a song that immediately grabs ahold of its listener with a defiant proto-punk adrenaline injection. This is thanks to a fast beat and fuzzed out guitar riffs. It;s the kind of trash glam punk that invokes a nod toward of The Joneses’ but with a style meriting the ferocity of Ex Cult.

In a similar fashion is “Oh Let It Go.” This tune is more in line with snotty glam rock n’ roll. It’s the Hard Times answer for a mover and shaker Think of it along the lines of New York Dolls inspired but, with a rock n’ roll revival aesthetic of the early 1970s. Complete with razer riffs and a strong beat this is a song demand to be danced to. Waste no time to getting rowdy, this is what this music was meant for.

“She Ain’t Here No More” is more on the mellow side record. However, the music picks up with “Do Yo Feel Like Lovin,” This one packs a considerable punch. It’s fast, loud and raucous. “Do You Feel Like Lovin” ends this record on a high note. It might even invite one to sing along to the chorus. Of course this would be helped under the right substantive persuasions.

Little Satan is a record that demands to be heard. This is a creation from a super group of depraved rock n’ rollers. Within it’s grooves are songs of untamed desperation from a deeply uncertain time. It’s music that blasts away notions of stagnation. This thanks to Hard Time’s approach to riotus sleaze glam-punk. Before Little Satan ends up in obscurity, pick it up. If by listening to this the urge to kick something over isn’t apparent, rinse and repeat.  After all, this is the sounds that debauchery is made of. Play it loud.

For more about Hard Times get their record at Spaghetty Town Records or via their Bandcamp!

The Sellwoods — House Rockin’ Party Tonight

The Sellwoods

House Rockin’ Party Tonight

Chaputa Records

Release: 04/29/2022

At last the long awaited LP from The Sellwoods is finally here. It is adequately called House Rockin’ Party Tonight. Within it’s grooves are the caveman stomping sounds reserved for everything delightfully demented about garage punk. Fans of The Incredible Staggers, The Sonics or Miracle Workers will find this record in tune with likeminded savage sounds. So,  it’s not surprising then that House Rockin’ Party Tonight was released via the renowned Chaputa Records. This record is not for the faint hearted. Rather it’s fuzz driven rock n’ roll is for those seeking music akin to the Born Bad compilations.

House Rockin’ Party Tonight kicks off strong with the pounding track “Shakedown.” In pure cave person garage punk fashion this is a song delivering a blow like a blunt club. It has a strong beat, which is extenuated but the prominent use of the organ playing. It’s simple and straight to the point.  In a similar take is “Why.”  Both of these tracks exude the emphasis of playing on the primitive side of garage rock.

Things pick up with “Curse Of The Ramones.” This is a track that edges more on the punk side of garage. Think along the lines of a snotty homage toward the three chord wonders, The Ramones. In contrast “Johnny Needs A Drink” has a Link Wray meeting A Rebel Without A Cause feel to it. It’s the kind of rock n’ roll that borrows off afore mentioned novelty idea by giving it a noticeable b-movie flair.

Much of the strength on House Rockin Party Tonight resides on the b-side. Starting this side off is “Demented Planet.”This track was originally put out on the Demented Planet EP released on June 25, 2021. It’s haunted debauched rock n’ roll at it’s best. This is a song that strikes all the right raunchy chords for untamed garage punk. It’s a feeling brilliantly felt in “Volcano Girl” and the spooky “Down In The Alley.” Both of which is also on the EP.

Another stand out song in this record is “One Eyed Cat.” From start to finish it’s solid, cruising for a bruising music. This is rock n’ roll meant for the simplistic nature of hot rod kicks.It’s a track following in line with the signature nature found in The Sellwoods defiant attitude. Be sure to waste little time by turning the dial red hot to play this one loud.

Among my favorite tracks on House Rockin’ Party Tonight are “The Walk Of Shame” and the cover of “Something Else.” “The Walk Of Shame” is an easy tune to follow. One might guess there may be some prudish societal stigma for leaving a house in the early hours after a passionate affair. The only lyrics are “the walk of shame means nothing.” This comes across as an absolute dismissal against misgiven notions of puritanical shame. If you needed a tune for this kind of meander, then you now have this garage punk anthem for a leisurely, yet self-aware excursion after leaving a bed other than your own. Enjoy!

“Something Else” is tune that ages well. It’s insolent and rebellious approach was arguably perfected by the late Sid Vicious. Now it’s brilliantly done by The Sellwoods. They capture a definitive ’66 garage rock feel by adding the spirit found with a Girls In The Garage comp.. No mistake here, this isn’t a homage to Frank Sinatra, this is rock n’ roll.

The Sellwoods have long chosen which path to follow at the devil’s crossroads. It’s the path of lifelong degenerate rock n’ roll. Now with a host of releases under their belts, they bare House Rockin’ Party Tonight for you to hear. This records boasts the sounds of germinating garage punk demanding to be heard. Top tracks are “Demented Planet,” “The Walk Of Shame” and the cover of “Something Else.” That said, this records in it’s eternity ought to paid attention to. Now, pick up this album.   

For more of The Sellwoods check out their Bandcamp or Facebook!

Faz Waltz — On The Ball

Faz Waltz

On The Ball

Spaghetty Town Records

Release: 04/18/2022

Faz Waltz’s new record proves that rock n’ roll is thriving. In contrast to their previous material  Faz Waltz step out of the junk shop and into the hop.  Their new album On The Ball is a work of homage that devotes it’s energy  to tunes harkening on the days of old.  It’s a record that brilliantly channels the spirits of the pioneers of rock n’ roll. Particularly that of Little Richard, Chuck Berry, Elvis Presley, and Eddie Cochran — with some help from The Beatles with Tony Sheridan.  The result is the experience of conjuring the closest thing to the soundtrack of American Graffiti for the ears of the 21st century. 

On The Ball wastes no time is serenading it’s listeners with the infectious rock n’ roll. Starting off this record is “Hot Cold Fever.” For this tune Faz Waltz channel the glam n’ roll energy of the late Richard. It’s fast, fun and with unbridled passion. “Hot Cold Fever” is a tune to be played loud. If applied correctly through the speakers, this sound will electrify it’s listener to twist and shout.

In a similar vein is “Shame On You.” This track captures the feeling of Cochran and dare I say a bit of Jerry Lee Lewis. Although a simple tune about a heart scorned, “Shame On You” has a definitive swagger. This song is a favorite from On The Ball. It boasts riffs that Berry invented, played loud enough ought to have it’s listeners shaking, rattling and rolling. So dig this, it’s the devils music and it’s good.

 Other tracks like this are “Fool For Your Love” and “Soon I’m gone.” The former track, “Fool For Your Love” shows off definitive Berry characteristics. It’s a track Invoking nods to “School Days” and of course “Johnny B. Goode.” The latter “Soon I’m Gone” carries on with Richards’ wild piano playing style. Both ought to be put on the jukebox to get any party moving.

“Hungry Man” blends the untamed nature of Cochran with the desperation of Presley’s crooning. This tune has a strong build up, but remains in a mid tempo range. That said, this track shapes itself with a raw inflection. The outcome being a song inspiring an uncontrollable urge to start shaking with gyrations.

In true form, Faz Waltz deliver tracks blending T-Rex with a late Beatles-esque styles. These tracks are “Empty Hands” and “Shining Teeth.” Both songs bring forth a groovy yet heavy sound. This is music that begs for invocations of feelings weighted by a certain longing. It’s a method that Faz Waltz has perfected over the years and is reminiscent of “Sleepy Head” from their album Double Decker.

Much of On The Ball celebrates an unyielding feeling of youthful urgency. Not surprising then since that’s what rock n’ roll is. While On The Ball invites nostalgia for the sock hops, hot rods, strawberry milkshakes and poodle skirts, it’s still a sound boasting relevancy. Even in this day and age this genre reveres the idea that there will always be rebels without a cause.  It’s a philosophy which Faz Waltz are certainly devotees.  

This is an album that demands rock n’ roll is here to stay and it is clear it will never die. It’s a record that fits perfectly in Faz Waltz’s storied catalogue. On The Ball blends sounds that invoke yearning for the vintage and refined. That said, this record should not be overlooked. Faz Waltz deliver the a good time. This album is contiguously fun. It’s music made for cruising around with no particular place to go. Now, go pick this up, and get down and with it.

For more Faz Waltz check them out at their bandcamp and website.

Fast  Eddy — Take A Look

Fast  Eddy
Take A Look
Spaghetty Town Records
Released:01/21/ 2022

At long last Denver’s notorious rockers Fast Eddy have released their sophomore LP, Take A Look. Within it’s grooves are soul studded sounds of power pop driven rock n’ roll. It’s their debut LP on Spaghetty Town Records and was produced by Tuk Smith (Biters). Admittingly, there are familiar themes of the music for rebels without a cause. However, Take A Look represents an evolution into a refreshed approach to this ageless genre. Not surprising then that this is perfect for the longings of the hopeless leather jacketed romantic of today’s desperate age.

This record starts off strong with the signature track “Take A Look.” This song is groovy to the ears. It kind of reminds of something that The Booze could boast, but with a style distinctly enmeshed in punk twisting with roguish power pop notions. This song sets the tone for the record by playing a sound that fills the room with illuminating brilliance. If one needed something to kick off the day with, “Take A Look” is that track.

Those who got their hands on the Toofer One 7” in 2018, will already be familiar with “Milwaukee.” It’s the kind of tune to eat your heart out with. This song tells the tale of the trappings of a lifestyle of the iconically decadent ,and will resonate with those succumbing to the affections of rock n’ roll. So open a cold one and sing along to the easy to follow chorus. For those still plugging away at three chords with long lost hope, its for you.

Another track following in this vein is “Frankie Died.” Although upbeat, It’s a tragic song about the demise of Frankie. The subject of this song has unfortunately died, and while a tragedy, it doesn’t seem to be a surprise. Those hoisting the banner of rock n’ roll have all known a “Frankie.” Be sure to listen carefully.

On the other “Help Me” displays Fast Eddy’s superb swagger. It’s a kind of soulful song that gives of the feel goods. Listen to this one to conclude the evening on a high note.

Those more comfortable with Fast Eddy’s punk roots need not fear. Tracks like “Hurricane Alley” and “Lost” perfectly capture their signature approach to unabashed punk n’ roll. They are loud and fast. Play these with impunity.

The magic on Take A Look are with tracks “Game of Love” and “Sunflower Bank.” These two tunes demonstrate Fast Eddy’s ability to blend elements of glam, rock n’ roll and punk into something more than typical projections of head numbing sensations. They are songs that project definitive passion by taking playful rock n’ roll and stretching it toward operatic sensibilities. As such, they should not suffer the limitations of low volume. Rather, they must be given the chance to fill the halls of any dive bar or punk flat.

Fast Eddy know how to deliver stunning rock n’ roll tunes. Their previous material is a testament to is fact. While this record plays on the recognizable and it also shows remarkable range. To miss out on Take A Look would be poor choice to say the least. It’s well worth the listen and should be played on repeat until the needle wears out. After all, its music like this that remind us that rock n’ roll is still breathing, and it seems this is in part due to Fast Eddy. Now, pick this up.

For more Fast Eddy visit their website or at Spaghetty Town Records!

The Sloks — A Knife In Your Hand

The Sloks
A Knife In Your Hand
Voodoo Rhythm Records
Street: 09/21/2022

Wailing from the depths of the damned in Turin, Italy are The Sloks. They are Ivy Claudy, Tony Machete and Buddy Fuzz. In September 2021, they released their new album A Knife In Your Hand on an unsuspecting world. Within it’s grooves are the deranged trash of garage punk from hell. Listening to this album is akin to being lured by sirens from the crypts of depravity. The result being succumbing to wretched madness of a spiraling mental decline. Not surprisingly, this record has been released via the infamous Voodoo Rhythm Records.

A Knife In Your Hand starts out with the track “Dillinger.” The result of hearing this tune is like being dragged unto the depths of the unhinged. It’s a track that blasts out with heavy distortion and combines a stomping beat to match. In comparison, the second song “No Make Up” boasts primitive garage punk at it’s near finest.

A similar regard can be made for “Burn Baby Burn” and the title tack “A Knife In Your Hand.” The former is a rabid tune. While the latter sounds as though the possessed child from the Exorcist is serenading the listener with a certain malevolence. Both a perfect for a band that toes the line for uncompromising music found amongst a rock n’ roll massacre.

“Bad To The Bone” and “Last Grave” stand out in the album. They both celebrate an overwhelming noise backed by The Sloks garage punk method. This is due to slow build up around a chaotic distortion and harsh haunting vocals. The main distinction between the two is “Last Grave” prominent doom blues leanings.

 “Crank It Up” also shares some unique qualities in A Knife In Your Hands. While other tracks take on a gradual build up approach, “Crank It Up” raises dramatically the tempo. This track betrays a style both fast, raw while offering a desperate notion of eagerly circling in for a kill.  Like-minded songs are “Ruin It All” and “Exotic Store.”

Overall, A Knife In Your Hand lives up to menacing potential of noise driven garage punk. This is not a record for the faint hearted. Rather, within it’s grooves is music for demented and cursed. If that doesn’t deter you, when playing this record don’t hesitate have the volume dangerously high. Afterall, A Knife In Your Hand might as a well be a degenerate séance, and it demands to be heard. So, drop the needle at your risk.

The Beatersband — “Love I Can B W You”/ My Mother Plays Rock N’ Roll” 7”

The Beatersband

“Love I Can B W You”/ My Mother Plays Rock N’ Roll” 7”

Self-Released

Street: 11/03/2021

The Beatersband hail from Italy. They are Donatlla Guida ( lead vocals/guitar), Leonardo Serrini (bass) and Enrico Vanni (Drums). Since their formation in September 2018, they have been on a mission to celebrate the vocal music of ’50 and ’60s rock n’ roll music. To do this the seek to modernize it, while retaining it’s classic soulful essence. The result is their signature approach of infusing their songs with the infectious and sentimental sounds of punk infused rock n’ roll. With the release of their latest 7”, it is evident that they manage to do this quite well.

Musically, the Beatersband play with a style that nods toward groups like The Russians and Pale Lips. It is an approach that can be particularly heard in “Love I Can B W You.” This track blends punk sensibilities by adding rock n’ roll with a definitive power pop flair. The magic is with Guida’s vocals. In this song they emerge as a soulful power house from behind the wall of sound instrumentals.

“My Mother Plays Rock N’ Roll” is a slightly mellower and nostalgic tune. The theme covers remembering times growing up listening to the vocalist’s mother playing the likes of Elvis Presley, Mick Jagger or The Ronnetes. Overall, it’s a fun listen that grows on your with a gradual charm. Like the A-side of this 7″, it’s Guida’s soulful range that stands out and defines this track. “My Mother Plays Rock N’ Roll”is fun and simple, but short and sweet. It edges nearer toward a groove that captures a more ’60s girls in the garage angle, but with an indie twist.

In terms of modernization of vintage rock n’ roll styles, The Beatersband can play covers like “Hang On Sloopy” and absolutely show off some retro glamour.  That said, it’s with their original material that allows The Beatersband to shine on their own. Musically they blend rock n’ roll with power pop sensibilities that produce a distinct soulful flavor.  After releasing this 7″, The Beatersband certainly proved have the ability to play tight, energetic tunes. I’m looking forward to what comes next. Now, go give this ditty a spin.

For more about The Beatersband check out their Bandcamp!

Brad Marino — Looking For Trouble

Brad Marino

Looking For Trouble

07/29/2021

Spaghetty Town Records

Brad Marino certainly has a lot of swagger. Previously known for his work with The Connection, Marino’s solo material stands on it’s own. It’s perfectly displayed in his latest LP Looking For Trouble. This record was released by Spaghetty Town Records. Not surprising then that it’s an LP that shows off Marino’s affinity to blend the power pop style of The Nerves with an infusion of Rolling Stones-esque rock n’ roll. Looking For Trouble is the kind of listen that grows on you after each spin. It has it’s gems and they ought to be heard.

Looking For Trouble starts out with “ Even The Score.” A kind of feel good, southern rock n’ roll meets power pop tune. Think of The Booze twisting with Jordan Jones. It’s am approach that sets the musical tone for this record. Following in this line, albeit a bit faster, is “Taillights Fade” and title track “Looking For Trouble.”

For me, the track that comes across as remarkably clever is “Local Show.” If anyone has ever tried to woo their friends in vain to support their performances, this is your new anthem.  It’s a catchy tune that takes on a music scenes ever so relevant self-deprecating view of the hurdle’s groups try to make it on their local circuit. May it be folks wanting guest list status or discounted merch, it’s absurdity is mentioned in “Local Show.”

Another stand out track is “Tripwire.” This song breaks out as rock n’ roll tune that could be found in a spaghetti western. Cool and calm, this track superbly demonstrating Marino’s diversified musical talent.

On the B-side of Looking For Trouble is “False Alarm.” This track sounds like it could have come out of Paul Collins’ book of tricks. This theme is true for the rest of this records b-side. It’s particularly evident with like tracks like “Take Your Time” and “Fell In Love Again.” Both of which perfectly capture the power of Marino’s pop driven harmonies.  

“What Do You Know” stands out as a more pop driven punk number. This track is decidedly upbeat and easy to sing along to. In addition, this songs sound has a kind of a Beat-like flair. If this one doesn’t inspire some pogoing, then rinse and repeat by playing it again until you start to feel some life again.

Overall Looking For Trouble is a fun listen. The prevailing theme for this LP is it’s infectious charm. Marino knocks it out of the park with a distinct style punk rock n’ roll infused power pop. Top tracks for immediate consideration are “Local Show,” “Tripwire” and “What Do You Know.” For a good time check this one out.  This is a record meant to be played. So,  drop the needle on Looking For Trouble and boost your receiver.  

For more from Brad Marino check out his Bandcamp!

The Monsters —You’re Class, I’m Trash

The Monsters

You’re Class, I’m Trash

Voodoo Rhythm Records

Street: 11/12/2021

Blasting out of the chaos of the covid-ridden world are unlikely saviors The Monsters. Recorded in two weeks during the mind-numbing lull of the pandemic world, they have wrought into the world their new album You’re Class, I’m trash. This is a record that doesn’t disappoint. Impressively, the lyrics making up Your Class, I’m Trash only contains 120 words. Making the lyrical volume short, sweet but devastatingly precise. Not surprisingly then that Your Class, I’m Trash still lives up to the raw and savage sounds that only The Monsters can deliver.

Your Class, I’m Trash stays true to their style of teenage-primitive rock n’ roll chainsaw massacre garage trash.  Within it’s simplicity is head bashing excellence. Think along the lines of the Germs meeting the Circle Jerks but with an overly garage punk feel. This is evident it tracks like “Gimme Germs” or “Get Drunk On You.” Both tracks ought to inspire one to throw themselves into a tantrum of destructive fury. 

Other tracks like “Blasphemy” and “Stranger To Me” give way to The Monsters obvious rockabilly from hell leanings. Fast and wild, these tunes will get the blood pumping even the most decayed of postmortem veins. This is rock n’ roll and it surely meant for the dementedly damned.

The crème de la crème in You’re Class, I’m Trash is in “Dead (Mortem Batkovic).”  This song—originally “Dead”— was rewritten by the Swiss composer Mario Batkovic. The original version of “Dead” falls in line with The Monsters garage punk. In contrast, the rewritten version is it hauntingly beautiful. By capturing Beat-Man’s feral vocals with and horror operatic-like instrumentals, “Dead (Mortem Batovic) strikes an overwhelming sound meant to ravage tortured the covid-lockdowned soul.

Another favorite is “Devil Baby.”   Sitting at 4:29, this is the longest track on this record. Following along the theme of apocalyptic heaviness, this song delivers an awesome spectacle of fuzz-laden distortion. It’s drawn out wall of sound doom pounding punk ought to swamp any unwary mind. Be sure to play this one loud.

Not surprisingly, The Monsters deliver the goods with You’re Class, I’m Trash. It’s a stunning mix of crass, trash induced garage punk with untamed hardcore noise meant for a rock n’ roll massacre. Since this was recorded during the lock downs the Covid 19 Pandemic, this album bares a certain brilliant creative nature that emerged from the disaster that was 2020. It’s loud, raw and a totally world-ending mind shattering listen. So, drop the needle and enjoy.

For more about The Monsters check out their Bandcamp!

Bambies — Summer Soon

Bambies

Summer Soon

08/20/2021

Spaghetty Town Records

Bambies have released their new record Summer Soon. This album plays at the blistering speed of 45rpm. Featuring 12 solid tracks, this is a record that demands to be played loud. Which is perfect for this no holds bar punk rock n’ roll band.  This group is a based in Montreal, Canada and are made up of tri-national (Canada, France and Costa Rica) degenerate rebels-without a cause.  If you are fan of The Briefs, The Spits or Les Lullies, then Summer Soon will be up your alley.

The first track “Dirty Taint” is a rowdy sonic blast of power pop infused punk at it’s finest. It brilliantly sets the tone for this album.  Think of the Nervous Eaters playing with their definitive rock n’ roll swagger but at the break-neck speed of the Ramones. Next up title track “Summer Soon” follows suite in a similar vein. It is a perfect blend of snotty defiance and catchy sing along fun. 

For me the magic on Summer Soon is with ” Echo.” This song is infectious and wild. Much like “Dirty Taint” it carries a Ramones-like quality to it, but with snot filled quality worthy of The Spits.  “Echo” the kind of tune meant to bounce around like a speed-freaked idiot. So don’t mess around when playing this one, make sure to boost the receiver. You might make friends with your neighbors or roommates—or not. That’s the risk of playing volatile power pop infused with mutinous punk for the masses. Some get it, some don’t.

The B-side of this record also boasts it’s fair share of gems. Tracks like “Teen Engine” help root Summer Soon’s angsty punk theme. “Teen Engine” has plenty of infectious energy that is easy to get behind. Listening to this should inspire one to fly off the walls as if on a high voltage wire.

Other tracks like “Human Sake” and “RnR With You” capture Bambies superb ability to mix the angst of 70’s punk with garage rock rooted power pop. “Human Sake” is fun and rambunctious. It’s the kind of tune to bash about to. Listen for pure undulated fun. On the other hand, “RNR With You” lives up to it’s name. This track is fast and throws all caution to the wind. Like other track’s it’s got a signature power pop element that is infectious to the ears.

Overall, Summer Soon is an album worth dropping the needle on. Based off sound on this record alone catching Bambies live would be an unforgettable experience.  This trio demonstrate an excellence in blending fast paced punk with power pop.

If you the reader needed an album to kick them into an overdriven frenzy, then Summer Soon is for you.  So, be sure to pick this up. The result of playing this should be pogoing about like an absolute madman. Anything less will require adjusting to volume to the appropriate levels flashing lights of translucent red.  Now dig this.

For more about Bambies visit their Bandcamp!