Record of the Day….Strange Breed by Spike and the Sweet Spots


I really had a hard time pulling a single track off Strange Breed, the excellent debut record from Chicago lo-fi folk rockers Spike and The Sweet Spots.

I could’ve easily gone for the giddy-up cowboy roll of Pulling Us Away, or the garage rock of Act Like You Know Me, or even the amazing cover of Shannon and the Clams ballad, Heartbreak. But in the end I just kept coming back to the candy coated jangle of the title track.

Spike and The Sweet Spots (a side project of The Yolks’ Spencer “Spike” Johnson) invoke more Buddy Holly, the Everly Brothers and Lou Reed than the usual garage rock suspects.

The record was released on September 25th on Randy Records and Bachelor Records (in Europe).

Love it!

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Domestic now, but spent early to late 80s playing drums in a hair metal band in Toronto. Since then I've lost the hair and have found new ways to scratch the rock and roll itch.

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