As classes wind down at CU, Radio 1190 has been getting amped up for summer. What we're spinning in rotation right now carry a rebellious attitude that will keep you stoked into the warm months.
This week, we're spinning "Fools Gold" by The Traditional Fools.With longtime 1190 hall-of-famer Ty Segall on guitar and vocals, The Traditional Fools are an explosive garage band that formed after the dissociation of The Epsilons and before the formation of Ty Segall's solo act.
"Fools Gold" drips with sweat and beer. The album, which includes four tracks off the "Chocolate Covered" EP and 13 previously unreleased tracks, Segall's budget-rock tornado is in full effect throughout the record. For fans of Red Cross, The Mummies, or the Black Lips, tune into 1190AM this week to catch The Traditional Fools.
You can also hear the new record from Toronto-based Greys on KVCU. "Outer Heaven" is Greys' second studio effort for Carpark Records and maintains the caffeine-infused rollercoaster that was established on 2015's "Repulsion."
"Outer Heaven" sounds like a tighter, focused FIDLAR with touches of Fugazi attitude, Girl Band vocal delivery and Viet Cong-style instrumental breaks. The band is clearly from Toronto and draws obvious comparisons to acts like Fucked Up, No Warning and METZ.
Tracks "Blown Out," "Erosion" and "My Life As A Cloud" stand out as distinctive punk-rock manifestos.
Finally, tune in this week to also hear the latest from Burger-signed group Thee Commons and their new record, "Loteria Tribal." This record brings us close to Southern California with cumbia punk and latin influences stretching across its 14 tracks.
The basslines are irresistible and driving while the brass gives "Loteria Tribal" just the right amount of ska. If you dig Pizza Time, Tijuana Panthers, or Guantanamo Baywatch, you'll want to kick in your summer with Thee Commons.
Jarocki is Radio 1190's music director. Read more reviews: coloradodaily.com/columnists.