Dead Coats -TTDDCC
Review by Kevin Spann
With their recent release TTDDCC the female fronted four -piece the Dead Coats a self described Psycho Punk band hailing from Austin Texas have put forward an eclectic work likely to appeal to those who takes a big tent approach to punk. Featuring everything from funky Hendrix inspired moments to hints of jazz to a healthy dose of hardcore punk intensity the release casts a wide net. The bands eclectic range of tastes becomes apparent quickly with track 2 Remains having a rather jazzy feel.
The band then follows this up with the track Fleas a much more aggressive hardcore punk tinged number. On track 5 Restless Tide the band take yet another unexpected left turn with an opening and closing consisting of some funky presumably Hendrix inspired licks. Track 6 Celebration changes things up yet again starting off rather mellow before increasingly speeding up sounding more traditionally punk.
The band finally brings things to a close with the grungy Sheep in a Barn which is in this reviewer’s humble opinion is the most fun of their diverse offerings. The track has kind of a Meatpuppets meets Distillers vide with maybe some Primus inspired touches of alternative metal. All in all TTDDCC provides punk fans with an interesting sampling of styles and sounds and is well worth checking out for anyone in the mood for something a little different.