Monday, 25 October 2010

Track of the Week 2010: #43

The Vaccines – Wreckin' Bar (Ra Ra Ra) / Blow It Up

It was inevitable really. A re-post as Track of the Week. At least partially. After a bit more listening I've concluded that The Vaccines, at the moment, are a very good thing.

Both 'Wreckin Bar (Ra Ra Ra)' and 'Blow It Up', which will be released as a double A Side next month, are the short snappy pieces of fuzzy indie rock that we all want on some level. Of course some of us consider ourselves above this sort of thing. That's fine, there's plenty of sub-genres being prefixed with 'psych' to keep those busy. We'll take this stuff cheers.

Once again, I'm wary of being hyperbolic with The Vaccines as very soon too many of the wrong people will be. It happened with The Drums last year. Unlike that debacle however, The Vaccines are not shit.

So what do The Vaccines sound like then. Well, there's the surf elements of Pixies as well as the New York fuzz of The Strokes. On top of that there's a hint of Jesus and Mary Chain and the youthful vigour of early Supergrass. Although unintended I realise that the groups I've compared them to are ones that hold the very essence of rock and roll.

Both of these songs together only just break the four minute mark. That's about half the length of a Dream Theatre intro. The short length just makes you want to keep going back for more. So here you go. Keep revisiting.

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