FLAKES, THE: Straight Jacket: 7”

Jan 31, 2008

Out of Sweden, Cheap Trick in one hand, Elvis Costello in the other, The Flakes play guitar-driven power pop with an organ. It’s a no brainer to enjoy because it’s pulled off with natural finesse, warm ease, and true-aim hooks. To place them amongst their contemporaries, they also have a ton in common with another Swedish band, Psychotic Youth, where the melodies almost sound telepathic and bubble over with oodles of enthusiasm. It’s something I imagine Rodney Bingenheimer losing his shit over in the early ‘80s that would stand the test of time today. I’d place this right at peak top of this hard-to-conquer genre.

 –todd (Evergreen Terrace)

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