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The Den Mothers

Oh Yes...This Rocks

Reedco Records

Out now

Throwing a middle finger to the concept of established music as a whole, Oh Yes...This

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Love It Or Not, Oh Yes...This Rocks Doesn't Take Itself Too Seriously, And Neither Should You

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The Den Mothers

Oh Yes...This Rocks

Reedco Records

Out now

Throwing a middle finger to the concept of established music as a whole, Oh Yes...This Rocks is a gritty lo-fi garage rock album with enough attitude to either flourish in the underground scene, or self-destruct on launch.

The band, which formed in the mid '90s in Seattle, takes fuzzy, raw and raspy and mixes in a fresh dose of something offensive enough to make your grandmother drop dead on the spot. Take "Commies (Can't Cross The Street)," which incorporates fast, semi-coherent upbeat punk rock and throws in gang chants and an oddly placed five-second lightning intense guitar solo. What's nice, though, is how loose and free the entire experience is. "Tramp Slut" and "Fishburgers," for example, are about as serious as Bill Maher in a Mormon church. The vocals are sloppy, meandering and tough, but more than anything: genuine.

Throw a fist, jump around and have a good time. None of it really matters anyway, right? The Den Mothers don't expect this to change your life, nor do I imagine they want it to. So on that account, this is a fantastic album for saying "Screw it" and having a good time for the sake of having a good time. Some times that's exactly what you need.

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