Bottle Up and Go
These Bones EP ( Kill Normal, 2008 )
Unslushed because: Connecticut band. I’m always curious what it takes to rock Connecticut.
Factors not initially considered: They thank Yale, but after five tracks of picturing them as moonlighting philosophy majors, I realized they meant their producer Yale Yng-Wong, not Boola Boola Eli Eli.
On further review: Two-piece cockroach-rock outfit featuring overdriven guitar, hyperactive, occasionally off-the-rails drums, and in-the-red vocal yelping. Like Pussy Galore, this is the kind of retro-roots music that revels in sounding like dirt, and you might revel in it yourself, too, given the right mood. Music to get thrown out of a bar to.