Black Beach, The Youth Is Out There (self-released)
Been a while since I wrote about some good ol’ rock ’n roll, so time to rectify…
Black Beach is a 3-piece hailing from Middleboro, MA, USA. Their two-track ep (is two tracks an ep? we won’t judge), The Youth Is Out There, is music to sweat to – part punk, part garage, all rock; fuzzed-out guitars and vocals washed out to the point of incomprehension, duct-taped together by a manic rhythm section (so many crash cymbals….). The MC5 and Mudhoney in a chicken fight with The Thermals and The Stooges. Brilliant.
Released in July as a free download on their band camp page, which also has a couple of other tracks to sample (spoiler alert: they’re good, too). Since the bandcamp embed is not working, I can’t let you preview the ep, so go get it – it’s free – and, while you’re at it, go see their record release show at the Middle East on December 10.