You won’t need this blog to tell you that we are currently in the throes of a lo-fi garage rock revival.
Over the past few years a plethora of fine bands have emerged willing to fly the ‘garage-rock’ flag. Forming under a year ago Brooklyn quartet Gross Relations are another to add to that burgeoning list.
This 4-piece kick out some serious jams which elicit memories of Double Dagger, Surfer Blood, Pavement et al. Yes this may be a road well-travelled but when something is done right it deserves praise. Gross Relations not only do it right but pack their own weighty punch – feisty sing-a-long garage rock with subtle hooks, an avalanche of distorted vocals, guitar riffs, crashing cymbals and keys to boot. What you’re left with is a catchy and infectious brand of lo-fi indie, always welcome around these parts.
You can spin the tunes below plus grab a couple of their EPs for FREE on bandcamp too.
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Mp3: Gross Relations – Blame The Records
Mp3: Gross Relations – Don’t Beat On Me