Fuck yeah garage rock! Spending a bunch of flowery words on this seems anthithetical to the spirit of things, so, again: fuck yeah!
Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats, "Black Motorcade"
Kind of a horror-themed psych band, Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats mostly trade in atmosphere. When it's effective, it's creepy and unsettling. But they miss as often as they hit for me, and when it misses, it's just kind of meandering. This album (The Night Creeper) doesn't work for me as well as the other album I have (Blood Lust).
Hell yeah, love METZ. This is the title track from the album of the same name, and it rocks. The whole album is excellent. This is a pro-METZ blog!
Another title track! This one is to the charming and goofball ska-punk record from 1995, which is relatively early for the third wave. The band is utterly guileless and just here to crank out some fun tunes. As a result, it's aged much better than some of their more sneering peers, and this album is still a good time. This album is just a big ol' labrador, drooling and dropping a tennis ball at your feet.
Rob Swift, "Something Different"
Rob Swift is one of the DJs in the X-Ecutioners, and started making solo records. They tend towards the more experimental end DJ records, which is cool with me. This is from The Ablist, which is my favorite of his records.