SPECTRES, THE: Baby, You’re Too Pretty to Rumble: CS

May 23, 2017

Self-described as a “two-piece rock’n’roll doo-wop trash” group, these guys sound like a slightly budget version of something you might find on one of the old Back from the Grave compilations. Lo-fi and trashy garage rock is what’s happening here, complete with the predictable garage punk imagery of switchblade knives and ‘60s rockabilly-styled women—something that every garage rock fan has seen a million times. If you’re able to look past these tired, played-out garage rock clichés, the ten songs here are executed and delivered well. –Mark Twistworthy (King Pizza, kingpizzarecords.storenvy.com)