August 29, 2011

The Daily Choice: Black Gum – Single Life

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I’ve been sort of submerged in a lot of weirder, cruisier, darker music lately and it is a refreshing breath of air to have a purely catchy song reach down in to the murk and drag my ass back in to the sunshine.  Austin’s Black Gum is just that sort of life preserver.  There’s a surfy riff, and a splashy bit of drum play and the vocals raggedly match up in a sort of riff-raff style harmony and just looks you in the eye and says, “move.”  And you should.  Your knees, your neck, your head, your hair – get ‘em all moving.

Black Gum just put out a cassette on Monofonus Press.

Black Gum – Single Life

Source: Raven Sings The Blues