Cowboy Destroy – Bang Your Friends
Hiding behind the dirty power-chords and the audacious song title sits a punk band that’s been equipped with a few six strings and basic knowledge about producing a record. Besides the enthusiasm, there’s little else a modern band needs, really.
“Bang Your Friends” flows with the attitude of punk-rock, garage rock songwriting strategies, and some sophomoric, frat-boy humour. No, the lyrics are not quite the boorish descriptions one might expect, but rather a woeful lamentation about being burned out at being required to share the company of attractive people.
Musically, Cowboy Destroy stir the ship straight. The drum pattern is constant and punchy, as are the guitars, save for some nifty lead licks — the single clocks in at slightly over two minutes.
It’s a refreshing track that shows us people don’t change as much as one would expect. They still have much of the same interests that bands like the Ramones may have had in their earliest days.
Streets To Ourselves – Turning Tables
You know, there are some people that just seem happy and full of energy all the time. I, like most of you, can’t help but hate them a little bit. They’re fascinating to watch, of course, as they go waltz through life with supplies of energy that most others are lost chasing endlessly.
This is what Streets To Ourselves sounds like to me. They’re the well-adjusted punks who happen to be able to dig into a giant supply of melodic hooks and riffs when needed. This is the case with “Turning Tables“.
Well-produced and well-recorded, with enough bite to get the rock-folk to love them and enough good-natured humour for them to be able to show this to their parents, Streets To Ourselves are a fun bunch of guys.