Some of you might not know THE MOLESTATIONS, so please continue reading – this Withdrawl single marks their final recordings together as a band, leaving us with two new snotty, grungy punk ragers for memories sake.
Hailing from Oakland, California, the now-defunct Molestations offer us a classic blues-rock twang laced with a sloppy punk attitude in “Withdrawl.” The track offers the best from both worlds, following a comfortably familiar bluesy guitar hook, which suddenly hits a wall and then the stomping punk fury leads the way. Fuzzed-out guitars and muffled percussion continues to punch forward, eventually leading us into the destructive B-side “It’s Always Fucking Something.” This one features a more straightforward punk sound, ditching that bluesy vibe from before and just running with it. Lead singer John Meagher paves the way with his snarling, blown-out vocals, scattered amongst the manic percussion and scratchy, electrified guitars. By the end the song seems to blend elements from rock and roll, punk rock, and maybe even a little bit of post-punk, all combining to help create this sloppy, garage rock meltdown.
Listen to the single below in its entirety, then consider the feeling that this is supposed to be the final nail in the coffin of one of your musical projects. It seems the Molestations have expressed those feelings clearly enough with this post on their Facebook – definitely sounds like it was a wild ride. Rest in peace, the Molestations.
Genre/ Tags: Garage Rock, Punk, Lo-Fi, Rock & Roll
Withdrawl 7″: Tracklist:
2.) It’s Always Fucking Something