Friday, January 13, 2017

RAYS - "Drop Dead"

I haven't been this excited about a debut single since Mothers' "Too Small for Eyes" over a year ago, so bear with me while I fanboy all over this one. Haling from Oakland, CA, RAYS have just released "Drop Dead." The song is this jangly, poppy as hell kinda post punk jam that sounds like they should be from Manchester, UK and not Oakland, CA. The song is just bratty and fun, but also intense and angry. And then there's just this total Sonic Youth-esque breakdown towards the end where all the musicians are going off in these bizarre noise filled directions, all while staying somehow true to the song. It's the kind of song that, once it's over, you'll wonder what the hell just happened. And then you play it again. And again. And again.

RAYS' self-titled debut album will be out on March 31 via Trouble in Mind. You can listen to "Drop Dead" below. For more on RAYS, be sure to check them out on Tumblr.

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