At even a, let’s say, boutique arts and culture site like this, the sheer number of music press releases and premiere pitches we have to field on a daily, no, hourly, basis would be enough to crush the spirit of a less jaded soul. The machinery never stops churning. That means I’m pretty well acquainted with the phrase “Thanks, going to pass.” I can’t imagine what it must be like at a real website. Just brutal. But there’s one response I almost never find myself writing when something shows up in the inbox of pain I’ve been cursed with: “Wow, I actually like this.”
That was my reaction when I first heard this track “Junkin” from Idiot Genes. The Boston band, whose debut LP Oof Bonk is out September 23rd on Midnight Werewolf Records, keep the gritty spirit of their Allston home alive on this two minute burst of grungey garage punk spittle and invective, that, true to the band’s nature, and name, doesn’t take itself too seriously.
“This song is about a family that lived in my neighborhood growing up,” the band’s Pete Bayko says. “There were a lot of rumors that me and my friends heard about them. I have no idea what was true or not but they were quite odd for sure. I think one of their kids never got out of his spiderman costume for as long as they lived in town.”
Find more from the band, here.
Photo by: Terrence Doyle