One of my favorite tracks of the past year is â€œReputationâ€ from an LA mersh-garage act called THE ETTES. They say that they are a cross between â€œNancy Sinatra + The Stooges + Thee Headcoats + Thee Headcoatees + The Strokes + The Sonics + The Rolling Stones + Compulsive Gamblers + Patsy Clineâ€. Well thereâ€™s at least a few ringers in there, arenâ€™t there? So I got the CD and I wasnâ€™t particularly thrilled by it â€“ but Iâ€™ll admit I probably need to give it another spin or two before reflexively chucking it. But â€œReputationâ€ is a wowzer. Loud, over-amped multitracked vocals, a killer set of riffs, SIMPLY SAUCER-ish â€œspace soundsâ€, and all knocking by in under two minutes. A great one, one that itâ€™s hard not to play over and over and over. Iâ€™m certain youâ€™ll agree.
Play or Download THE ETTES â€“ â€œReputationâ€ (from â€œShake The Dustâ€ CD)