10/16/13 Bag of tracks: Physic Teens, The Vivid, White Lung

It’s hump day, that middle point of the work week when you feel the weekend is never going to come. I put together a few new tracks to get you through the rest of the week. Enjoy.

Physic Teens- “RIP”

Post-punk three-piece Physic Teens recently released their sophomore album, COME, and “Rip” was the dark and sinister first single. What sticks out the most to me is Larry Ragone’s deep vocals. His voice is like a cross between James Bond and Sweeney Todd, whispering in your ear, telling you ghost stories.

The Vivid- “Riser”

“Riser” is The Vivid’s debut single off their upcoming EP, out later this year. The Vivid describes themselves as, “self-destructively energetic three-piece garage punk band.” These guys are from Melbourne, I’ve been following them for a long time, and can’t wait to hear their EP. “Riser” comes in sweet, but around the 1:00 mark the riffs kick in and there’s nowhere to hide. The chorus pumps the volume even louder, then collapses in on itself. The Vivid have no desire to make tightly stitched together songs, they let it all hang out.

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White Lung- “Blow It South”

White Lung’s 2012 debut Sorry blow my brains out, and they haven’t missed a step with “Blow It South”. White Lung is heavy, they’re probably the heaviest band that I really like, sorry metalheads, but the typical metal band doesn’t do it for me. White Lungs has hooks and harsh sounds, they’re really really good. “Blow It South” is one of two new songs being released on vinyl November 5.