Impo & The Tents - Going To The Moon 7" - Pink Vinyl (/100), a photo by Tim PopKid on Flickr.
Despite the silly band name, Impo & The Tents sure have caught my attention in a good way with this 3 song 7". I picked it up for being part of the Ptrash club (which gives me access to rare versions of all of the records they put out, in this instance it scored me the pink vinyl version), but didn't really have any prior knowledge of the band. Now I'm digging around the internet, trying tto see if I can grab any of their other records domestically.
The band plays a poppy strain of garage rock, with fast herky jerky guitar riffs and high pitched vocals. The songs are so easy to listen to that they just whiz by. All three had me nodding my head and tapping my toe without me realizing I was even doing it. I love the garage bands that understand the value of a hook. So many bands are masking their songs in pretentious psych and noise, but Impo & The Tents are unabashedly pop. That's A-OK in my book.
Impo & The Tents - Going To The Moon 7":