On their Bandcamp profile, Shreveport, Louisiana's Seratones fancies themselves as musicians who will rock your socks off and bring the house down while they're at it. Based on what I've heard so far, I'd say I can get behind their proclamation.
"Chokin' On Your Spit" is the Southern quartet's latest single that pretty much exemplifies what they've boldly stated on their bio. Whereas the previously released "Don't Need It" is a bluesy, soulful tune you happily sway to, this is more along the lines of "grab your partner, swing with 'em, and twist with 'em like it's your last dance," sort of track. In fact, the relentless energy projected from beginning to end insists that you do just that. And you'll willingly submit because the song channels everything that makes garage rock so damn fun in the first place: blazing chord progressions, hard-hitting drums, and ripping guitar solos.
But unlike what you might hear from a band like The Sonics, "Chokin On Your Spit" is devoid of heavy distortion and lo-fi screams. So in that sense, Seratones' sound bears more resemblance to The Detroit Cobras, only vocalist A.J. Haynes sings with a vibrato that channels a little Janis Joplin, and a sass you can't help but adore. It's that voice along with the vigor of Connor Davis, Adam Davis, and Jesse Gabriel that lends attitude to the song, and it's a good place to start for Fat Possum Records' newest signed act to validate what they're already suggesting about themselves: when they play, they bring the house down.