The Midweekly – The Soundcarriers

The Midweekly is our column from Mike Jeffers; lead singer of Chicago punk stalwarts SCRAMmusic junkie and all around righteous dude.

Imagine the 60s and you’re bopping around Paris on bicycle, or the streets of Rome on a scooter. Maybe you’re checking out the art scene in LA. Big flower prints, short skirts and tall boots. What’s on the record player? If it’s the new release by The Soundcarriers, then two things: 1) time travel has been invented, and 2) it wouldn’t be out of place. It’s taken eight years for this group from Nottingham to put out a new album, but they’re picking up right where they left off with their throwback style. These psyche-pop tunes are awash with reverb, high end, and fuzz, that don’t get too muddy with modern integration. Even the vocals sound like they’re being sung from the past. Not a lot of dynamic changes throughout, but the energy never lets up. Perhaps it is the 2020s, and your Jeep is cruising up the coast. The pants are still tight, and the vibe is still groovy. The jams don’t need to change that much to have a good time. 

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