Dirt Cult / Snuffy Smiles (2016)
I'm not sure if it's all that noticeable, but despite the crazy amount of records I buy, I try not to get too caught up in the variant hunt. Sure there are a handful of bands where I do feel the need to have every version of every record, but for most part I'm perfectly content just having one copy. Though admittedly, I do always want the most limited version. Well, in addition to the few bands I will go variant crazy for, I also want to try to have a complete collection of Snuffy Smiles 7"s, so when this Divers 7" popped up, I had to pick up both versions.
The A-side, "Achin' On" is a nice little slab off Tom Petty inspired rock and roll. It has a pulsing bass line and some subtle hooks. I definitely hear some similarities to the band Nude Beach, but Divers seems to be a touch more melancholy. It's a great song though. B-side "Can't Do That" is a Dead Moon cover. While I'm not familiar with the original, The Divers version is a low key, somewhat murky track. Pretty good, but I dig the A-side more.
I did like these songs enough that I also orders the Divers full length from last year. I'll write something up about that in the next week or so as well.
Divers - Achin' On 7":