Release Date: 28 October 2013
Format: LP Vinyl
|Audacity Butter Knife Limited Vinyl LP
· Audacity’s latest full-length, ‘Butter Knife’, is still,
at its core, a garage rock record. The economic
instrumentation, grit-tinged guitar jangle, pogoprompting
tempos, and sing-along choruses can all
be traced back to the seminal ‘Nuggets’
collections. But ultimately, ‘Butter Knife’ doesn’t
sound so much like an homage to The Sonics as it
sounds like a young band striving to make the
most ebullient and jubilant noise possible.
· Album opener ‘Couldn’t Hold A Candle’ is a perfect
introduction to Audacity’s battle plan - a balanced
blend of pop sensibility and ribald power.
· ‘Hole In The Sky’ showcases the band’s gift for the
on-the-dime changes, sophisticated melodies, and
clever instrumental interplay.
· ‘Red Wine’ demonstrates a Robert Pollard-like
knack for turning an unexpected chord
combination into a remarkably punchy chorus.
· And album closer ‘Autumn’ harkens back to the
balladry of power pop kings Big Star.
· All of which is to say, Audacity are tighter and
more clever than your average suburban band,
and consequently they’re one of the strongest acts
in the Southern Californian garage rock scene.
Couldn’t Hold A Candle
Hole In The Sky
Crying In The Limelight
Dancing Under Soft Light