Brooklyn quartet Gross Relations‘ super garage rock jams have already come in for plenty of praise on the blog. Now they are set to release their (proper) debut EP on the recently launched ‘Raven Sings the Blues’ label.
From the opening riff of ‘Blame The Records’ things have been taken up a notch. The production improved and the sound pumped, they channel inspiration from a host of indie and punk stalwarts into their very own muddied sound through a haze of distorted vocals, guitar riffs, crashing drums and sing-a-long choruses. By far the catchiest of all, ‘When You Go Down’, even channels the ghost of The Stone Roses classic ‘Sally Cinnamon’ into distorted rock oblivion.
Gross Relations are relatively new, but the Brooklyn-based foursome appear to finding something of a groove for this niche. Infectious garage rock will always find a home here.
Their six-track Come Clean EP can be ordered from Insound.
Mp3: Gross Relations – When You Go Down [audio http://www.ravensingstheblues.com/mp3/When_You_Go_Down.mp3]