Thursday, March 7, 2013

Adam Widener - Gimmee Gimmee Scientific Stuff 7" - Red/Blue Split ColorVinyl

Sexy Baby (2012)

Full disclosure, this is the very first record that someone has ever sent me just to review on this website. I've had quite a few people ask in the past, but no one ever followed through before, so cheers Adam. This is Adam Widener's 2nd 7" from what I can gather.  Prior to this he served time in a band I was quite fond of; Bare Wires. Widener's solo work has him dabbling in the lower-fi, bedroom power pop world, with strong results.

Immediately, I think that this is the type of record bound to appeal to fans of other treble merchants like Nobunny or Shannon & The Clams. The songs are tight, with high pitched distorted vocals. Me personally, I could use a bit more bass to the equation, but the songs are strong enough to hold up without the increased low end.

The packaging would have been one of the coolest things I'd seen in a while if it had just worked out a bit differently. 3D cover with Red/Blue translucent vinyl. The plan was to be able to look through the record and see the 3D cover. Sadly the vinyl is just a bit too opaque, but still a pretty clever idea that was worth taking a shot at.

Adam Widener - Gimmee Gimmee Scientific Stuff 7":

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