Corduroy – Now Hwat – Seven Inch
This Bay Area trio’s EP begs to be cranked up nice and loud. Opening tune fires up all eight cylinders only to simmer down and start all over again, like a boulevard of red lights and no speed limit. Fuzzy basslines amidst a constant crash cymbal hiss leave guitarist Wade Driver’s raspy, yearning vocals cutting through the mix. Imagine Mudhoney if they were big Plimsouls fans, and you’ll get the picture.