Thursday, May 9, 2013

Meet The Recordettes!

The Recordettes are the most fun band I've heard in a very long time. And that's just my take-away from their record. I bet they're twice as fun live! Influenced by the likes of '60s girl groups, power pop, bubblegum, golden oldies rock n' roll, and classic garage rock, this Brooklyn foursome will have you smiling and dancing in no time flat - unless you hate life. Their debut EP is out on the U.K.'s ever-reliable No Front Teeth Records, and of course it's a total blast. If you ever wondered what The Ronettes would have sounded like if they played budget rock and had a male lead singer, "Candy Store" could be your new favorite song. It sure is mine! I love the melody, and the little touches make all the difference. Sometimes in garage rock, the keyboards are there "just because". But here Sacha Chernoff's keyboards are critical to the awesomeness of the tune. And I love that guitar solo!

So is "Candy Store" the "hit"? Maybe. Or maybe not! "Shower Request" is an excellent garage/surf instrumental, and I'll bet you a bag of gumballs that closing track "John Waters" is the #1 crowd favorite at Recordettes' shows. With its catchy bass line and simple sing-along hook, this high-spirited number could turn a bad day good and a good day even better. Like a song about John Waters should be, it's lovably campy and joyfully trashy. I cannot get it out of my head! Obviously this band gets an A+ for personality, but the quality of the material is exceptional as well.

To learn much, much more about The Recordettes, check out this really cool interview from One Chord Progression. Then give their record a spin! It'll make you wish you owned a jukebox!


1 comment:

Tony LoFi said...

hey there ! Tony from The Recordettes here. Long time reader, first time writer. I was looking for a way to contact you about sending you our records and then I see this ! fuckin amazing !!! thanks a bunch for the kind word !