Monday, June 23, 2014

REVIEW: The Crush - Future Blimps

We always have the interests of you, the reader, foremost in our minds.  Well, after beer.  And food.  Oh, and sex, because the love you get is equal to the love you make, or something like that.  Anyway, we think about all of you.  And we think that you deserve some good new power pop to start the week.  After searching far and wide, the choice is from my own back yard -- Seattle's The Crush.  The trio is Kira Wilson (vocals/bass), Daniel Cutting (drums/guitar) and Jacob Thiede (guitar),  Yes, indeed, a female-fronted power pop band with garage rock influences that appear to extend back to the '60s.  Their new EP was just released, and it is a good one.

Future Blimps starts out with the sneering garage rock of "Never Gonna Stop" -- hooks and attitude in perfect measure.  "Around" brings the power pop jangle to the fore.  The itinerary leads back to the garage with chunky riffs on "Better and Better", then closes with the buoyant power pop of "It's Love" and "Nothing to Lose".  The Crush has a lot of talent and a knack for writing entertaining songs.  And you have to love their pricing strategy:  Five songs for three dollars undercuts the competition (OK, maybe having a dog for a manager isn't the right strategy going forward).  We hope they make it up on volume -- give them a hand!

Bandcamp for Future Blimps

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