Published Aug 01, 2014Spider Bags are here to keep rock 'n' roll alive. One could call the trio's sound "garage rock," but the band's new record goes a step beyond echoing, distorted fuzz. Frozen Letter is slightly rockabilly, a bit country, somewhat psychedelic and marginally surf, with ample doses of punk. And yes, there is plenty of garage.
A little bit of everything and a whole lot of rockin' sound, Spider Bags' Frozen Letter seems set to change the face of modern garage rock with this release. Half the album is headbang-worthy, especially "Summer of '79", while the other half is perfect for soaking up the sun with a cold one in your hand; think Arctic Monkeys meets the Black Angels meets Buddy Holly. With thoughtful lyrics, infectious grooves and catchy riffs, Frozen Letter is sure to bring out the air guitarist (or drummer) in anyone. (Merge)