“Dark Clouds/Don’t Know Why” 7″ (13 o’clock Records, 9/6/2016)
The Wrong Society are a 4-piece out of Hamburg, who have been releasing records since 2013 but are new to us. The band make hazy, psych-soaked garage rock that evokes merseybeat and bands like The Seeds, 13th Floor Elevators, The Monks and The Small Faces. “Dark Clouds/Don’t Know Why” is the band’s new, 7” single, and it’s a belter.
I actually first heard b-side “Don’t Know Why”, and was immediately hooked by its rain soaked pavement charm, the feel reminiscent of The Kinks’ “So Tired of Waiting”. A-side, “Dark Clouds”, has the appropriate air of malevolence you want in a garage rock version of a “done me wrong” song – the clouds bring sadness, yes, but with a hint of payback? Stay tuned.
“Dark Clouds/Don’t Know Why” is out now on 13 O’Clock Records, and can be purchased via The Wrong Society Bandcamp page (as well as the other, usual suspects). For more on the band, check them out on fbook