WEED HOUNDS: Beach Bummed: 7”

Nov 24, 2010

Excellent indie pop that reminds me of the early- to mid-’90s, when this genre was in top form. I hear hints of the Pixies in the song “Beach Bummed,” with its surf style bass and guitar. Yet, Weed Hounds sound like they could easily fit on the Slumberland roster. The sound is dreamy without being lethargic or foggy. Touches of shoegazer are in the sound, and I like how the vocals sound—with Laura’s up front and Nick’s slightly underneath—as the guitars and occasional feedback washes over. “Skating away from the Cops” is the best song of the two, and it’s a great song. Definitely one of the best I’ve heard this year, for sure, and the one I play over and over. Listening to this reminds me of rainy summer afternoons spent in my room reading old comics and fanzines. Not a bad place to be. I seriously hope these folks release an LP soon.

 –M.Avrg (Iron Pier, ironpier.net)