garage punk

High Waisted - Door

When you think of New York, surf might not be the first thing to come to mind, but NYC rockers High Waisted are changing that. The party loving, garage surf rock band mixes pop style with surf swing. Their summer sound is light-hearted and hypnotic with soft toned, doo wop ranging vocals (reminiscent to the likings of Dum Dum Girls, Cults and Best Coast's Bethany Cosentino) and reverb heavy guitar accompaniment. 

Door is off their newly released debut album, On Ludlow. The 60's styled anthem is consistent with their relaxed, dog days spirit.  With sway-induced patterns and catchy beat, it's almost hard to realize the less-than-happy lyrics. The call for attention is masked by upbeat tempo and fetching back up chorus. Check out the song for yourself and party with them in person July 3rd on their tour at Boone & Crockett's. 

Dogs in Ecstasy - Do Me Ronnie

The term "alternative noise" has potential to foster limitless options. Alternative noise punk band, Dogs in Ecstasy, is anything but. This outfit is defining the wide-ranging genre with their separable rock sound. 'Do Me Ronnie' is a track with grimy undertones and a heavy rhythmic flow. This tune exemplifies their distinct garage punk sound.

'Do Me Ronnie', from their latest album, 'Welcome 2 Hell', contrasts reverb-heavy pulses with crude fuzz-boxed guitar chords without overwhelming chaos. It is well balanced with muzzled ominous riffs with chipper vocals and breaks. However, true to their garage punk roots, straight foward drum beats and simple bass patterns support the entirety of the up beat song.

Make sure to catch these guys with Phylums and Shannon and the Clams this Saturday at Company Brewing