Rock Bass has released their official debut LP record album, titled, “Garbles,” to broad fan and critical acclaim. The record contains 10 original songs for a total listening time of approximately 30 minutes. It is an alternative rock record with pop elements and an infectious, fun atmosphere. It manages to be both intelligent and ingenious while remaining carefree and spontaneous at the same time. A work of artistic integrity and great creativity, “Garbles” stands as clear proof that Rock Bass is going to be affecting underground music trends for a long, long time.
Rock Bass is not named after a mode of bass guitar playing, but rather the fish that populates many rivers in West Virginia, also known as the rock perch. The name reflects the trio's bizarre sense of humor, which is often found in their lyrical themes and unlikely – though consistently delightful – musical phrases and compositions.
Their tone is rooted in that brightly distorted, post-punk sound that created 90s alternative rock bands like Ned's Atomic Dustbin, Dinosaur Jr., and They Might Be Giants. What remains of that post-punk edginess in Rock Bass is apparent in tracks like “Killing It,” one of the more aggressive and raucous songs on the record. An amusingly defiant demeanor is ever-present. “I Think You Think,” a surprisingly low-key, blue jazz song that is one of two tracks labeled “explicit” on the release, bears the chorus: “I think you think – I give a f***.” Songs like “Obviously” sound more Beatles inspired, however, not unlike the work of the late UK band, The Libertines.
The themes of Rock Bass are often tongue-in-cheek, yet never outright crass. Many songs have personal meanings, such as “Bury,” a line from which runs thus, “I wanna bury these things that strangle me. I wanna bury them whole, bury these things that don't mean a thing and learn to – learn to let it go.”
Obviously, the catchiness of Rock Bass music is apparent in their words alone, much like songs from pop favorites Weezer, with whom they share many rare and wonderful characteristics.
Of their debut LP, Rock Bass writes, “Garbles is a cohesive, eclectic mix of songs that vary in both musical style and instrumentation. The album covers topics such as mental breakdowns, Groundhog Day, strained relationships, love, hope, and more.”
Their introspective acuity bespeaks their underlying braininess, much of which is focused on creating music that is interesting to them.
“We are engineers and computer nerds with an odd sense of humor,” they say in their artist's bio.
“Garbles” by Rock Bass is available online everywhere beginning April 11, 2013.
Staff Press Release Writer
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