Today we premiere the first two singles off the upcoming split 12″ Seen a Ghost, featuring two likeminded Boston rock and rolligators, The Dazies and Courters. It will be released this summer on Eye Design Records.
“Misery” – The Dazies
Rock’s “indie” days of the ineffectual and apathetic are waning. Hallelujah, hallelujah, halleloo—oo—oo—oo—jah. The Dazies ride a new wave of cool throwback rock I first tuned into with the blow-up success of King Tuff.
Mikey Holland wrote and sings “Misery.” He also plays everything but the bass on the recording. The song sticks to a sound fine-tuned over the band’s past three years of recordings, a sort of supercharged Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers. “Misery” has feeling and a good hook, all such a tune needs.
“High Test” – Courters
Davey Jones will love us more.
Courters’ single, “High Test,” is the best song about a boat trip gone awry since “Sloop John B.” There’s good groove between the eager-beaver guitar and the drums, which lean back. A brazenly loud 60s garage organ and raucous background vocals help make the tune a proper pop song.
Both bands celebrate the new singles this Friday at The Furniture’s LP release show. Dang alright. That looks like a good time.