SWEET TALK: Double Perfect: LP

If Austin’s Sweet Talk released Double Perfect six years ago when Denton’s Bad Sports released their debut album, I would have said that you had your pick from two very similar-sounding bands and I would have given the advantage to Bad Sports. Today, I’d say that this record—while it still sounds remarkably like a chip off the ol’ Bad Sports block—is a formidable album for fans of rockin’ garage punk. The soaring guitar leads add a touch of Southern rock hospitality but without any of the sleaze typically associated with the bible belt states. Recorded by Orville Neely of Bad Sports and I swear to fucking god that I wasn’t aware of that until after this review was written.

 –Juan Espinosa (12XU, sweettalkaustin.com)