MATT K. SHRUGG: We Were D.O.A.: 7”

May 30, 2014

Solo effort from Sacramento area rock and roll personality Matt K. Shrugg (he of the bands Th’Losin Streaks, the Pizzas, and plenty of others) who wrote, recorded, and played all four tunes on this here slab o’wax all by his lonesome. He does it quite well. Peppy, poppy garage-informed punk rock with multiple layers to peel back, there’s a lot to take in on these four tunes, each a little different from the last. The commonalities are the smooth, effortless vocals, expert level jamming, and full, rich sounds he squeezes out of the lo-fi production. This sounds like he is having tons of fun and like it would be tons of fun to watch live with a full band. 

 –Jeff Proctor (Tic Tac Totally)