Monday, June 3, 2024

The Doozers - "Start Me Up, My Friend"

Detroit's The Doozers have packed a lot into their debut album. In the past four years, the band has experienced multiple moves, college graduations, starting and ending teaching careers, the beginning and ends of romantic relationships, the departure of founding member Charlie Belleville, and, of course, a global pandemic. The latest single from that album, "Start Me Up, My Friend," is going to remind you of The Strokes first album, especially the guitar. The vocals remind me a little more of Stephin Merritt than Julian Casablancas, though. Plus, there ends up being a lot more noise than you would get with either forementioned artist, at times an almost Sonic Youth level of noise. If that sounds like it would be your type of thing, you are in the right place.

The Doozers say of their latest single:

"'Start Me Up, My Friend' is the second single from our debut LP (out July 26). Inspired, quite apparently, by the beaming energy of The Strokes, this track is driven by a burst of feeling that mimics a pull toward the sun’s warm radiance- it’s hot and fast, it charges you up."

You can listen to "Start Me Up, My Friend" below. Becoming an Entity is due out July 26. For more on The Doozers, check out the band on Instagram and Facebook.

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