In no short supply these days are bands restoring the sounds of yore to meet repurposed, sometimes inspired, ends. We’ve probably reached an odd point in music, it seems, when material that is in fact new might just as easy pass for stuff released to the public 40 to 50 years ago.
Such regeneration isn’t unique to the times, of course, but I can’t recall a period when bands worked at it with comparable efficiency.
Though I’ve heard this year a fair amount of music that does this — applied directly or even incidentally — I don’t know that I’ve enjoyed any of it as much as I have Uh Bones. Their unexpected grade of lo-fi garage, compiled here on a four-track EP, could’ve found a neat home somewhere in ’60s fuzz.
Uh Bones is an unfortunate name though. I’d love a primer.
They’ve got a thing Thursday at The Burlington that I’ll recommend based on the strength of the EP. Five bucks, and Magic Milk headlines.
- The Chicago-based Uh Bones is Luke Trimble, Nick Beaudoin and Joe Montanaro. | Facebook
- The self-titled EP is available for $4. | Bandcamp
- Uh Bones plays Thursday at The Burlington with Magic Milk, BIGCOLOUR and Slushy. Five bucks.
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