Welcome to the first JamBase installment of Weekly RecommNeds, a column penned
by Aaron "Neddy" Stein. Aaron wrote for JamBase during the site's early years and
we're excited to bring him back "full circle." In this column, Stein details and shares
listening links to recent albums he's been enjoying.
If you’re like me, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by band names. I mean, how many “Bear” and
“Wolf” bands can we be expected to remember? “Beach” is another one of those words in
about 20 different band names. But, don’t let it discourage you! I’m going to make this
easy for you: forget about all the others and just concentrate on Beaches (Australian,
natch!) and their awesome new album, She Beats. It’s a raging, tripped-out,
psychedelic guitar jam album that’s probably wholly inappropriate for actually playing at
Spotify: Beaches –
Thee Oh Sees
- Floating Coffin
Pure, unadulterated energy. That’s what you’ll find on Thee Oh Sees blistering new album.
This is old school garage rock with updated melodic sensibilities… and some of the
creepiest cover art you’ll find. Yes, that image is a bit disturbing, but the concept of
fanged menace hiding in sweet, juicy fruit is apt for the music on Floating Coffin.
Jangly guitar riffs and awesome songs where punk meets psychedelic: start with “Toe Cutter
– Thumb Buster,” one of my favorite tracks of the year.
Spotify: Thee Oh
Sees – Floating Coffin
Written By: Aaron Stein