The Mullens: Get What You Deserve
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Texan storage punk rockers The Mullens return with a blistering new album on Get Hip Recordings.
The Mullens are again! And again in model. On their new album, Get What You Deserve, they romp by ten nice tracks of blue-soaked garage-rock ‘n’ roll. It’s no shock that their signed to the ace Get Hip Recordings, the label arrange by The Cynics’ Greg Kostelich. The Mullens’ songs drip in the identical garage-revival groove as their bosses. From the opening title monitor, they flit between fuzzed-soaked riffs and extra jangle-induced melodies. Early spotlight Heard It From Kandi takes that second street to nice impact and signposts a lot of what’s one present because the band eschew the extra proto-punk sound of their debut (launched again in 1997) to hit a word someplace between the Laurel Canyon psych sound and the storage rawness of the Pacific Northwest.
Unhealthy Unhealthy Man and Once I Make My Stand are fantastic powerpop-infused blasts, the previous sitting astride a rolling bluesy roll, though it’s on When You Cry that they increase the blues ghosts of yore, mining the identical pioneers that impressed bands like The Yardbirds again within the 60s. The Mullens proceed in the identical custom, instantly making it their very own as effectively.
Whereas they’ve clearly moved on of their time away from the studio, a time throughout which they haven’t stopped performing, songs like Really feel So Unhealthy nonetheless handle to forged a line again to their proto-punk beginnings with its pounding beat and relentless rhythm.
Over the previous a long time, Texas has made its mark clear as a hotbed of garage-rock and The Mullens are intent on hammering residence the purpose. An incredible and more-than-welcome return.
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