The shit weather this past week in Vancouver has had me dwelling in the basement and blogging dark drone records. Now that there is a spot or two of sunshine, I can't help but want to put on some tight-ass pants and kick out the jams. I came across this unheralded gem earlier in the week while sorting through some CDs and couldn't resist doing a quick post/upload on it. If you didn't know, TBFWBW have put out 2 records on Kill Rock Stars (this is their second, new one coming soon), reside in Olympia and work better than crystal meth for house cleaning. Yes, this is rock. Yes, this is hard. And no, this ain't hard rock. AC/DC and the MC5 are pretty obvious touchstones fer these fellas, but TBFWBW take these precious strains of rock and amp them up for the 21st century. Anyone at all interested in early Rye Coalition (there has to be at least a few of you) ought to check these mutha's out.
Awesome cover of Joe Tex's Show Me (but most likely influenced by The Foundations' rockin' verision of it): Boomp3.com
Read Julian Cope's review of their debut here.