TOUCH ME NOTS: Hey, Television b/w Fucked up Big Time, Celebrity Roast: 7”

Don’t let this description turn you off; the band’s really good: Velvet Underground mixed with Hank Williams Sr. Imagine an early, thicker-voiced Lou Reed infatuated not with art to stir into his rock, but early and outlaw country, all wound around a self-recorded 7” on a 4-track recording. (It’s akin to the spirit of the Bassholes.) There’s a subtle, playful, yet obvious attention to songwriting detail that’s refreshing: grab-your-date-close Doo-Wop paces seamlessly meld into scream-alongs and I-fucked-ups, then slides back. Great stuff.

 –todd (Touch Me Nots)