Tuesday Tip-Off: Wife Patrol

After dropping an EP, a single and a series of socially distanced quarantine covers Indianapolis’s Wife Patrol have released their first full length, the inventive genre blending Too Prickly For This World. The album regularly swings from new wave tinged post punk with hooks for days to 90’s grunge / alt rock and straight up metal to quieter reflective numbers. It’s a testament to the band that they’re able to weave such diverse elements into a unified sound that feels both fresh and familiar at the same time. The vocal interplay and harmonies of Nicole and Natasha serve as a common ground for the songs, giving the album a consistent feel while their rhythm work and Greg’s guitar run wild through multiple genres, often within the same song. It’s the sort of thing that on paper doesn’t seem like it should work, but it does, and in a big way. Too Prickly… is an album that would fit on a dozen different genre playlists and that a fan of any style of rock n’ roll can connect to. Available via Bandcamp here.

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