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The Black Tambourines - Freedom

by Steve Ricciutti Rating:10 Release Date:2014-09-04

The Black Tambourines latest album Freedom is equivalent of a mixtape of some of the best sounds in rock 'n' roll.

I hear Ray Davies of the Kinks in a number of songs as well as the overall sound of the band ('She Don’t Mind'). Opening track 'Cool Out' has a serious Pixies vibe going on. The Clash echo through 'Punk Simon', as do The Ramones on 'No Action'.

I could go on and on because there’s so much to make you bask in the lasting influence of pure, simple rock songwriting and attitude. The Black Tambourines hit puree on their blender full of rock influences and pour out a heady glass of rock 'n' roll goodness. 

It’s a powerful, wake-up call of contagiously joyous power chord pop with off-key harmonies, and relentless distorted guitar feedback mayhem with a hint of sludgy psychedelia to boot. While savoring the joy and moving your body, you may just jar loose some lovely old memories or re-spark some long lost synapses back to college parties in dirty basements where local bands slammed out their aggressive tortured rock.

This is a killer album of blissful noise that will kick start your party or make the commute to work immensely more tolerable provided you don’t mind the odd looks from others on the road as you pogo in your seat.  


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