Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Dirt Nap - Just Ask The Boyz


     Here we have the debut from Dirt Nap who hail from Springfield, Missouri. There are some guys from the band Dirk Frazel in the ranks here, so the stoned nature of these songs begins to make a bit more sense. Dirt Nap play it scuzzy, fuzzy, loose and unhinged. There are very prominent elements of Surf-Rock and possibly circus music and even some... Maybe, Latin rhythms. Shit! This is, like, THE Slack-Rock record for the new millennium. I am really glad I am stoned right now, otherwise I don't know if this would make nearly as much sense as it does. These songs are jangly, super lo-fi and really, really charming. The vocals are drawled with a sort of I-don't-give-a-shit energy that really works within the framework. I hear bits and pieces of everything from Built to Spill, Pavement, the Jesus and Mary Chain and Oxford Collapse. Basically, this record incorporates elements from Grunge to dirty Indie-Rock to Post-Punk and New-wave while being completely blanketed in the sort of outright reefer madness these guys have become known for. The three D's are very highly represented here... Dirty, Dancey and Deranged and personally, I wouldn't want it any other way.

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