THINGZ, THE: Troubles Begin: LP

Poppy, surf-inspired rock’n’roll. The Thingz hit on some of those classic rock tropes of the ‘60s. There are some dark, dingy guitar leads sprinkled throughout. Gang vocals (both male and female), when present, create an awesome party vibe. The drumming is almost giddy with how snappy it is, but it also comes right back down in some of the darker melodies and breakdowns. The bass is gruff and brooding, yet never overpowering. Songs are about serpent’s teeth, trouble, shadows, and other nefarious topics—all the while keeping that garage sound. This is definitely the kind of band that would appear diegetically in a cult classic like Blood Beach, but, you know, before the troubles began. 

 –Kayla Greet (Coffee Addict)