THICK SHAKES are back once again with their new cassyngle French Dyppe. It’s been awhile since we’ve heard from these Boston natives, but their music still hits the same sloppy mark.
This time around the songs sound much fuller, bringing me to say this is probably the most promising material we’ve heard from Thick Shakes yet. Opener “Friends Like These” offers a rowdy introduction, eventually solidifying with a catchy, fuzzed-out chorus and a dense, pounding wall of lysergic grit that drives the song from start to finish. “Jaywalker” offers a similar approach to “Friends Like These,” only this time with a swifter surf rock edge. They plow through the messy track with colorful synth washes and a disfigured complexion, revealing a scratchy and invigorating guitar solo that easily works as the climax of the song. It’s a heart-stopping combination of glinting guitars and crunchy noise, leaving me with no other thoughts besides immediately wanting to hear more from this band. Hopefully that will happen sooner than later.
Listen to both sides of the sweltering cassyngle below, then go and grab one from Aurora7 – it comes in an edition of 100 and comes with an extra instrumental version of each track.
My Rating: SS
Genre/ Tags: Garage Rock, Lo-Fi, Pop
French Dyppe CS: Tracklist:
1.) Friends Like These
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