More good stuff coming out of the Austin Texas punk scene. Those Howlings offer up their 7” (two songs) of super charming garage/psych/ “rock and roll, emphasis on the roll.” The A-side’s “Paid for You” is all garage rock with Patsy Cline-tinged vocals—the vocals are superb—surrounded by clean, melodic guitar, and a beat that will get your hips moving. Flip to the B-side, “Dip It in” has a solid Stooges-style rockin’ drawl, a bit more raw on this side, with chord progressions that are Pavement-esque? Coincidence perhaps. Highly recommend, so pick it up.
–Camylle Reynolds (Swear Jar, [email protected])