despite having the worst band name in tiny grooves' itunes, BASS DRUM OF DEATH is catchy punky fuzzy garage pop, you know the kind we like. yeah so they might be the half way point between jay reatard and wavves. or japandroids and ty segall. but who the fuck cares? derivative or not? most likely not. the point is this lp might be yer summer jam.
check them out at the empty bottle----> MON. 4/18/11(10:00pm; Free) Bass Drum of Death Cool Devicesrelated:Means After tours with Fat Possum label mates TURBO FRUITS and LOVER!, BASS DRUM OF DEATH is a two-man strong attack formation of garage pop, equal parts HASIL ADKINS and NIRVANA. Pitchfork has raved, "don't let their ominous-sounding name fool you: Oxford, MS duo BASS DRUM OF DEATH make noisy, garage rock that's easy to like," and Victim of Time has called their tunes, "fuzz-ridden noise calamities wrapped around simple pop tunes that seems as brilliantly eroded and dangerous, as they seem to bleed with modern blues shards." Tonight they're joined by Chicago's own COOL DEVICES, a band described by The Deli Magazine as "playing a fierce for of rock that is bound to make you nod and possibly thrash your head," to round out tonight's FREE double-header.