Saturday, January 28, 2012

Bad Indians-The Path Home 7" (2011)

I'm mostly familiar with Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti, MI's noise scene, but apparently wolverines can bang out garage just as well as sadistic drone.

From the opening, trilling guitar notes to the humming "oooo"s of the close out, this 7" is note-perfect garage rock in the great tradition of ? & the Mysterians. The first track is ultra-lo-fi, hum-worthy pop that coulda been recorded in a Seattle garage ca. 1964. "All Over Now" frames pretty, throwaway female vocals with a romping big beat and surf guitar, while the vocals for "So Long Sam" are a perfect recreation of the snarling, snide tone popularized by Mssrs. Jagger, Burdon, et. al.

This is one of the funnest records I've heard recently, and I highly recommend you pick it up via Bad Indians' bandcamp page. The Indians are playing in Chicago, next Saturday (Feb. 4th), with Heavy Times at a "secret" loft, the address of which is 1542 Milwaukee Ave. GO!

I'm reposting this from the tinygrooves blog, which you should check out, if you haven't already.

It's all over now.

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