October 11, 2011
So, speaking of Denton… Here’s another solid Denton band. Bad Sports rolls out their newest album of catchy garage rock jams. Bratty tunes that make you want to spit on your neighbor’s sandals. According to what I can find, this is Bad Sports’ second full length and follows at least a couple 7″ singles. Bad Sports features members of the incestuous Denton scene’s other bands such as Wax Museums, The Pumpers, and Secret Bangs. On King of the Weekend you’ll find a healthy mix of other Texan garage rock (see: Harlem and Marked Men) and an obvious nod to the Ramones (I know they sonic comparisons have already been overstated). BUT! Let it be known, they put their own twist on the mixture to keep you interested. Also, take note of the best ode to narcissism since the early 80s Stones’ catalog, “I’m in Love with Myself.” Download this and have you heart melted by the “oohs” of “I May Be Cruel.” Get into it, you screamo nerds.
Big Al, from the great town of Spokane, has been blogging over at Morose Terrior. Check it out if you’re into the scuzzy, the fuzzy, or the blatantly surf inspired jams. I miss him and the guys from the Bamboo Palace dearly. Alex, your 7″ care package is on its way!
October 6, 2011
Haven’t been this excited about an album in a very long time. Ever since 3 songs from this album leaked months ago, I’ve known it was going to be good. Andrew Savage and co. have really refined their song writing, which was already superb. The hooks are catchier, the vocals smooth and quirky, the guitars driving and diverse. Each song has varying tempos and elements, but they’re all tied together nicely with recurring themes. I basically think this record has it all. The description of this album calls it TCK’s “swan song”. I certainly hope they continue writing, but I think this would be a fitting album to end such a great band with. Highly recommended.