Meet Harlem, your new favorite garage/thrash band. Based in Austin, by way of Nashville, they recently released their sophomore album, titled Hippies. Hippies is packed with the jangle of rough guitar pop and carefree vocals packed with occasionally indecipherable lyrics. These traits are often synonymous with garage pop. It is harmonious with a hint of summertime, and it’s privy to the pop of yesterday… well, many yesterdays ago. “Be Your Baby” has the sound of Buddy Holly but with a punk edge. “Someday Soon” is insanely catchy yet has the laid-back styling of a summer anthem. There’s merit in every song on the album.
Download: Harlem: Gay Human Bones [mp3]