Friday, January 22, 2016

Brand New From the Letter A Section

We all feel it, don't we? The malaise. It's dark, cold and the newspapers are piling up at the front door because you can't bear to read them. Well, here's some good ol' fashioned garage rock to bust those January blues.

The Arch Menaces come from a land Down Under, and these lads recorded this, their debut album, way back in 2012. So, it's 2016. No, it really is. You're probably wondering what happened. Better not to ask. We're trying to get happy, right? Besides, this story does have a happy ending. The band wrote to Jigsaw Records and, lo and behold, 'Primitive Germs' finally gets a proper release on this very day.

Let that be a lesson to you kids out there. Patience and hard work do pay off... and your band is the best band in the world! Who am I kidding? If you're here, you're old as the hills and think dreams are for suckers, which is actually good because you'll get the following references. The Arch Menaces sound like a lot of power-pop bands from your youth, especially the Plimsouls, Smithereens, Teenage Fanclub and fellow Aussies the Hoodoo Gurus.

Listen to the entire album on their Bandcamp page, then order the CD from the label. Only ten bucks for more hooks than your old man's fishing hat. More hooks than a hipster's crochet case. Better get listening or I'll keep going. More hooks than a pirate convention. More hooks than Hellraiser. More hooks...

7 comments:

Echorich said...

My music listening over the last two days has been all over the place. Momus, the new ones from Tindersticks, Savages and Fat White Family and an epic release from Suede. This was a bit of welcome no nonsense relief. Thanks Brian.

George said...

Brian, I'm off out in a minute to buy a crochet needle for Jo (I kid ye not). I can't play the tune yet because she's sleeping by my side (in a hotel in Seville).

George said...

Yes, my hipster wife takes her crocheting on holiday!!!!

Brian said...

Don't let her take you to the barber! Crocheting is really big over here right now.

charity chic said...

George - hope you found the Seville Crochet Needle Emporium

George said...

The cheap shop around the corner sells thyem for 60 cents!! Been for a couple of beers, about to hit the town for some flamenco experience. And listening to this very fine tune, nice one Brian.

kevinpat said...

Now you're talking. :)