LOADING...
Image via Unsplash.
80
X
Indie Shuffle App
FREE — On Google Play
(500+)
Install
X
Indie Shuffle App
FREE — On iTunes
(500+)
Install
Straight Arrows - Something Happens

Straight Arrows - Something Happens

Save (102)
Comment
Published:
Jun 07, 2012
Total plays:
21,420
Saved:
102 times
Why do we like this?
Punk music, you took a terrible detour during the 90s, but I am learning to forgive you with your latest wave of lo-fi tunes. I'm not entirely sure how to explain the attraction of messy, mumbley, repetitive, wall-of-sound music like "Something Happens" from Straight Arrows' album It's Happening, but damn this music is lot of fun. It's unpretentious and catchy, and that makes for a winner in my books.

It's Happening sounds like it was recorded in one take, in an attic, on a tape recorder, in the 60s. That's how lo-fi it is. I don't even know what they're singing about half the time because the vocals are so distorted, but hey, Straight Arrows aren't exactly about lyrical complexity or melodic intricacies.

The band has been a bit quiet recently, probably because Straight Arrows guitarist and ex-Red Riders frontman Alex Griggs is off doing more commercially interesting things with Palms, who have been touring with Catcall. I still haven't seen Straight Arrows live though, and I get the feeling they'd be more in their element lurching around on a poorly lit stage than on disc, so I'm hoping they resurface soon.
Step-Panther - Rock And Roll Alone
Save (54)
Comment
Black Lips - New Direction
Save (117)
Comment
The Orwells - The Righteous One
Save (147)
Comment
Bloods - All The Things You Say Are Wrong
Save (108)
Comment
View more songs ↓
NOW VIEWING
PAGE 1/1