HALF RATS, THE: “For the Sake of Love” b/w “The Girl”: 7”

Jul 06, 2010

This is more of that “new old” I like so much. I imagine I am about to become saturated with it, but I like the sound of The Half Rats. Good songwriting without irony. Both songs are a fusion of ‘50s pop sensibilities with low-distortion and power pop riffs dropped in. The recording is lo-fi, but done in a way that leaves room for craft instead of just “being lo-fi.” Good songs, executed well.

 –Billups Allen (Douchemaster)