Tall Pat (2014)
I slacked and fell behind on some of the Tall Pat records releases that had been coming out. On my recent trip to Chicago I corrected that and picked up everything I had been missing. I've got quite a few to get to, but I'll start out with this 7" from The Bingers.
I'll admit that I'm not always up for this sort of slower tempo, scuzzy guitar rock, but The Bingers have found a way to make 4 songs worth of it that I really enjoy. I think it has a lot to do with the great bass playing on the record. It goes from hypnotic snake charmer on songs like "Fukishima Hornets" and "Motorbike Cha Cha" right into a practically Silver Scooter-esque melodic pop on "Hideous Heart."
"Hideous Heart" is probably my favorite song on the record. It is the most upbeat and catchy of the songs and that pleases my simple caveman brain. Plus. I really dig the reverb heavy surf-guitar. The Bingers are definitely on to something here and I'm curious to hear more from these guys.
The Bingers - Gonna Get You 7":