Hooded Fang are one the few new bands I’ve come across this year that really made me sit up and listen. Their second album, Tosta Mista, echoes with jangley 1960′s guitars, and the watery surf sound of that era and the vocals with a sleepy sense of optimism seem to ride the breeze and pace of the songs. But amongst this sense of 60′s garage nostalgia, they’ve got something fresh and contemporary going on too.
Tweak Bird are a two-piece garage rock band with a really nice groove and some great harmonies. Lights In Lines will be stuck in your head for a very long time. It seems to have an almost ‘stoner-rock’ feel but isn’t solely reachable for listeners who are high.
If there’s one thing San Franciscan garage pioneers Thee Oh Sees are not short of, it’s albums. Since 2007, the band has churned out LP after LP, documenting the band’s evolution from a psychedelic noise experiment to a well-rounded garage rock band.