Self proclaimed noise-post-punk band The Laytcomers are releasing a new single this spring to add to their latest album Sharpie Head. White Sunshine and Sharpie Head have already been released, with two new tracks scheduled to come out later this year (Mushroom Head, Negative Space). Unlike their other singles, these will be exclusive physical tape releases.
A strong Brit proto-punk influence can be felt in the newest work of these California natives. Think Sex Pistols meets The Stooges, with a bit of early Beastie Boys playful delivery of lyrics thrown in for good measure. With catchy riffs and a charming take on early punk bands, Iggy Pop would be proud.
Sharpie Head exuberates a much more polished, bluesy sound than The Laytcomers have delivered in previous albums. I wouldn’t put this in the easy listening category, but it is definitely a sleeker experimental punk release, with an element of pop coming through with the addition of playful instrumental interludes.
I really dig their latest release and am looking forward to hear what comes next! A good band to give a listen to if you enjoy a charming new take on classic punk elements.
Take a look at some of their earlier work with Braindead
Want to see them live? They will be playing two shows in the San Francisco Bay Area: Brick and Mortar on the 25th of July and at Hemlock on August 3rd.
Check them out: www.breadonbread.bandcamp.com/album/sharpie-head
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