REVIEW: Abjects – “Double Bind”

Abjects jumped onto the London garage-rock scene in early 2013 and since then have released three EPs, supported the likes of Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, PINS, and Shannon and The Clams, performed SXSW, and even a North American tour! With only a few short years under their belts, it might lead the question, How? The answer? Their simple approach to infectious hooks, fuzzy basslines, and power-pop guitar riffs, that make up an entirely fresh take on the already crowded revival of do it yourself rock n’ roll.

Rock music is constantly evolving and even though we might see the return of a previous trend make it’s rounds back into the mainstream, the wheels are constantly in motion. Along with the standard themes of love, loss and fun, some bands and artists use their art form to present listeners their take on pressing issues such as oppression, racism, politics and manipulation. I’m all for hearing these interesting takes with the backdrop of the music I love, but sometimes it’s good to take a step back and appreciate the art for what it is, instead of a challenging agenda.

With Double Bind, we get two songs of straight up rock n roll, with an extra dose of confidence and poise without the heavy pretentiousness of being part of some sort of movement. Just 3 ladies playing instruments, and having fun playing the music they adore. That admiration for the said art form shines through on every second, giving the listener a single that demands to be played at high volume and sang along with (even if the lyrics are in Spanish and you can’t speak the language)

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Double Bind is available exclusively on vinyl from the NYC Greenway Records, a label that has put out a string of reputable releases in the last year such the solo debut of The Rental’s Rachel Haden to the sleazy grit of Chicago’s punk outfit, The Holy Motors, among others!. Abjects fit right in with this roster, making it one of indie scene’s most promising labels!

For more information on Abjects, including bio, news, and tour info, visit their Official Website

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To purchase Double Bind on vinyl, go to Greenway Records while supplies last!

 

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Aaron The Audiophile

Son, brother, uncle, musician. I enjoy music of all genres, shapes and sizes, preferably the good kind.

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