May 21, 2014

Awful name aside, Low Fat Getting High are a shoo-in to be MTV darlings, like The Vines, if only someone could invent them a time machine to transport them back to the early 2000s. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with being catchy—which these songs are—or tight. But the self-described post-noise grunge rock outfit from New York are a smidge sanitary. I’m yanked back to junior high ‘cause the baritone vocals remind me of Josh Homme from Queens Of The Stone Age, and the choruses conjure New Millennium CGI-laden action movies (read: The Matrixtrilogy). Sure, I’m pegging this band with a lot of FM radio bookmarks, but this sort of polished sound doesn’t show its face often in DIY punk. Hopefully these folks aren’t gunning for mainstream recognition, because it’s intriguing to hear a punk band dust off rock music from the dead radio waves of decades previous, although keeping the rough edges would make them more exciting. 

 –Sean Arenas (Money Fire, moneyfirerecords.com / Dead Broke, [email protected])