No Quarter Records
Release date: June 17, 2008
Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Sounds like: A steaming slab of straight-ahead rock ‘n’ roll, tinged with blues, psychedelia, and heavy jamming
These four New York music industry insiders (Matador Records employees, world-renowned record collector, etc.) churn out 80 solid minutes of jammed-out, balls-to-the-wall rock, from the sweaty boogie of “Smoking Figs In The Back Yard” to the chugging Zappa-like freakouts of “The Manly Vibe” and “Steak Rock.” What was once just a Tuesday night “old man’s hobby” has turned into a legitimate rock-for-rock’s-sake enterprise, with the band living and dying by fiery guitar solos, deep blues grooves, screeching lyrical howls, and fifteen-minute improvisations. Endless Boogie is so cool they won’t play shows unless specifically requested to, and Focus Level is the ideal backing track for drinking, smashing things, getting dirty and nasty, or obliterating your better senses.
“Smoking Figs In The Back Yard” mp3
“The Manly Vibe” mp3