SPEEDBUGGY USA: South of Bakersfield: CD

Mar 22, 2016

I seem to recall seeing this band name around a fair amount for about a decade or so and just figured they were probably a surf band or something. The actual sound of Speedbuggy USA is right square in mid-‘90s alt country territory, which is where I like to find myself. There is more Uncle Tupelo happening here than there is Urban Outfitters wallpaper crap, is what I am trying to say. Good songwriting and good vocals separate this from a lot of other, newer, alt country stuff these days. A coupla tunes go off into cowpunk/Mojo Nixon territory, which is not so much my thing, but overall this is a pretty damn good release. 

 –Mike Frame (soundcloud.com/speedbuggy-usa)

crossmenu