Capgun Coup‘s pure pop sensibilities are thwarted by a distorted fuzz in every element of “Bad Bands”, the first single off their new LP, Maudlin. Yet without it the song wouldn’t have the energy in the crazy jangly guitars and pointed percussion. This energy is channeled through the raucous vocal shouts of Bad bands are my favorite bands and the wild California surf guitar solo that bows out the song. Fitting the noise-pop sub-genre, Capgun Coup returns to the era of garage so inherent in the greats of today. And with “Bad Bands” they demonstrate an excellence in a genre favored by an extraordinary number of hype bands this year.
The song, along with the entire Maudlin album, was recorded live in a room as a group and produced by AJ Mogis. They’re calling it a “homage to Capgun Coup’s renowned energetic performances at house parties and Hotel Frank.” Maudlin arrives tomorrow via Team Love Records.