Kitschy Manitou (2017)
I wasn't sure what I was getting into when I put on this Wood Chickens 7" that I was sent to review. The art was kind of 90's looking, which I guess is a plus though it was leaning pretty heavy on the sasquatch theme, which can be dicey.
At the end of the day, I don't really know exactly how I feel about this. It's OK, but I can't imagine listening to it again. Wood Chickens roll out a twang filled countrified stomp, mixed in with a little hillbilly punk. Southern Culture on the Skids and Slim Cessna's Auto Club are decent comparisons, but Wood Chickens aren't quite as good as either of those bands.
The pace is quick and the energy is high, so points for that, but I guess it's a little too gimmicky at the end of the day for me. It's fun, but it just isn't as good as other bands I've heard that pull this off more successfully. Perhaps there's potential for these guys in the future, they seem to be on to something but aren't quite there yet.
Wood Chickens - Skunk Ape 7":