Monday, April 24, 2023

Washer - "Blammo"

One of the best parts of the early to mid-90's was just how weird music could be and still get played on the radio and MTV. If a song had a cool enough video, it could get added to the Buzz Bin and at least be a minor hit. That's the vibe I'm getting from the latest from Washer. "Blammo" has that weirdo, kinda quirky sound that could easily have been a surprise hit thirty years ago. The song has an interesting mixture of Dinosaur Jr meets Beck with a little of The Folk Implosion thrown in. It's a little noisy and a lot off kilter, but back when people were just throwing songs against the wall to see what sticks, Washer could have had a pretty decent hit with "Blammo."

Singer/guitarist Mike Quigley says of his band's new song:

"'Blammo' is kind of about shifting your perception of time, and ultimately being grateful for any indication that time passes. It's easy to get caught in the monotonous day-to-day drudge and feel like nothing has happened, and then look around and realize you're old. Better to think of time as fading in the distance, with the future coming from behind you with no real way to know what’s coming. Even unpleasant, slimy things sneaking up on you at least let you know you’re still moving through it."

You can watch the video for "Blammo" below. Improved Means to Deteriorated Ends is due out April 28 on Exploding in Sound, and can be pre-ordered here. For more on Washer, check out the band's website.

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