Saturday, August 05, 2023

The Whiffs - "Satellites"

The Whiffs, who have already given us one of the best albums of 2023, are back with a new digital single released in conjunction with the band's upcoming West Coast tour. The tour kicks off tonight and will take The Whiffs through Tulsa, Dallas, Austin, El Paso, Phoenix, San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Eugene, Portland, Seattle, Olympia, and Denver. "Satellites," brought to you as a free download from DIG! Records, is made up of a couple leftovers from the Scratch 'N' Sniff recording sessions. What kind of band can leave songs this good off an album? Written by Rory Cameron, "Satellites" hits that mid-'70s radio pop sweet spot the way so many Whiffs songs do. It's a breakup song and a damn fine one at that— full of bittersweet melodies that are perfectly in harmony with the song's lyrics. On the virtual flipside, the Zach Campbell penned "As I Am" is another mellow pop-rock number with hooks that cannot be denied. I love the warm sound of these recordings. If you had told me both of these songs were recorded in 1976, I wouldn't have doubted you. The Whiffs continue to shine in the power pop world because they are exceptionally skilled at their craft. Fans will be delighted with this digital freebie. And if a copy of Scratch 'N' Sniff is not yet in your possession, that situation needs to be rectified ASAP.

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