Saturday, January 11, 2014

REVIEW: Volage - MADDIE EP (Howlin Banana)

Here's some top notch garage out on France's Howlin Banana Records.  Volage (Paris, FRA) offer up their latest, MADDIE- an EP that explores most facets of what one would label "garage rock".  From fun, party music to brain crushing psychedelia to sweet pop to quirky acoustic jams.  In this regard I think they share lot in common with The Black Lips- the band that has blazed the trail of garage eclecticism for so many young bands that have come up in the last few years.  However, Volage are not merely a French knock-off...far from it.  They bring their own unique melodic sensibility to the table and demonstrate a keen aptitude for arranging use of tones.  Also, I give top marks to the person(s) who recorded and mixed this record.  Good shit.  Can't wait to hear more from this band.  Get it here.

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