Every so often we'll stumble upon a band by accident and immediately become completely obsessed. That is the case currently with Lowell, MA's Tysk Tysk Task. I can't remember how I first came across them, but they'll been in my "I need to check them out" mental folder for a while, and I strongly wish I had done so earlier.
Earlier this year they released On the Radio EP, and it just doesn't sound like anyone out there. Well, it does sound like a lot of someones, all somehow mixed together into one of the more unique sounds you're going to hear this year. It's a lo-fi, stripped down version of early White Stripes, some of the primal force of Cake Like, and maybe even some Violent Femmes thrown in. Plus, their Bandcamp bio quotes Boston Hassle which compared them to "... a raw and female-fronted version of Nirvana Unplugged," which I can't unhear. That's what is so compelling with Tysk Tysk Task: It's so raw and immediate, but it's exceptionally well done and polished while still being abrasive. I can't wait to hear more from this band.
You can listen to "The Arsonist's Daughter" below. On the Radio EP is available now on Tysk Tysk Task's Bandcamp. For more on Tysk Tysk Task, check them out on Facebook and Instagram.