Wimps latest effort is the 12-song Suitcase, the band's second full album Channeling the cynicism, boredom, angst and drudgery of life in concise nuggets of self-effacing lyrics and chugging punk and garage rock, it is the band's best work and among the best punk to be released this year. Guitarist Rachel Ratner shout-sings and tosses of angular riffs, while Matt Nyce's bass and Dave Ramm's drums provide energetic drive to the proceedings. The songs are varied, with plenty of pop hooks and a good dose of humor leavening the sharp observations of life in the hipster city. The video version of the opening track and a stream of the title track are below. But because the band, the label, and WYMA are all very nice people, a full album stream is provided as well. It is almost Friday, rock on, crash, and then line up to purchase a suitcase.
Suitcase is out tomorrow, November 13, via Kill Rock Stars. And Seattle fans should note that the band's release show is at the Funhouse Lounge with Stickers, Mombutt, and Boyfriends. The following night they will play at The Know in Portland.
Bandcamp for Suitcase
Kill Rock Stars