Thursday, February 20, 2014

REVIEW: Wild Apes - S/T EP 7" (self-released)

Wild Apes (Portugal) really have their shit together.  This EP is a tastefully executed, "radio-ready", offering of hummable garage pop.  The production value is impressive (especially for a self-release) and the songs are superb.  I would definitely describe this as a "post-Strokes" record.  And while there are definitely some similarities between the two bands- in the song structure, arrangements and production value- the vocals are considerably different (I like this dude's voice way more than Julian Casablancas) and Wild Apes enlist far more fuzz tone and isn't that the primary ingredient for making cool rock n' roll records?  The answer is "yes".  Get it here.

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