Published May 16, 2011The trouble with much of the recent garage revivalism is that so many bands have nailed the sound and aesthetic while forgetting to write the quality songs to back it up. Calgary's the Gooeys have no such problem, as their bubblegummy garage pop hits all the right criteria without sacrificing in the sweet, sugary songwriting department.
Take, for example, the song "Lay Down & Die," set to be part of the group's upcoming Scary Black Cherry Nap seven-inch. The warm, vintage production and keyboard-heavy instrumentation make it unclear what era this is from, but frontman Craig Storm has also written and arranged an endlessly interesting, catchy composition.
"Lay Down & Die" can be streamed below. Scary Black Cherry Nap will be released by Mammoth Cave on June 21.