Friday, December 11, 2009
The Light From Your Mac - The Rakes
Been big fans of The Rakes since their first ep came out in '05. Strasbourg was blaring over the loud speaker in the record store, and I thought it was the Ramones, but angrier and British. Capture/Release was filled with wit, hooks, and had great detail in the lyrics. You could feel the hangover just from listening to the songs. Other highlights, are Work Work Work (Pub, Club, Sleep), Retreat and 22 Grand Job. This tune from their 3rd release, Klang is bittersweet. They bring some zeal to these songs, recalling The Strokes, The White Stripes, and countless nights of too many and too much. But after they released this album the band has unfortunately called it quits.
The Light From Your Mac by KL8TON
The Rakes - The Light From Your Mac