By Hannah Simon | August 13th, 2011
When I’m in the mood for pop, I normally tend to gravitate toward clean, crisp sounding music. However, for Bare Wires, I am totally willing to make an exception. They have a way of making fuzzy garage punk listenable.
The Oakland-based band just announced that their new album, Cheap Perfume, will drop on October 18, and they released the title track as a preview. If I close my eyes when I listen to “Cheap Perfume,” I can imagine that I’m at some small bar, where a very glamorous but very laid-back lead singer coos into the microphone.
NPR was able to express the feeling more eloquently:
“Bare Wires reside somewhere in the middle of that spectrum: The music is clean enough to be catchy, but ready to play dirty, too.”