THINGZ, THE: The Vault of Tomorrow: LP

The Thingz, from Long Beach, Calif., play scuzzy rockabilly. They cover The Cramps’ “Human Fly,” which just about sums up their sound; however, they lack Lux Interior’s mischievousness and that band’s sinister edge. Honestly, in revisiting The Cramps, I realized that The Thingz are too sanitary. I like my rockabilly sleazy, mean, and perfect for soundtracking a John Waters’ flick. –Sean Arenas (Coffee Addict)