Jacques Le Coque
Hailing from Stamford, Connecticut, JACQUES LE COQUE play Replacements-style garage pop with a lot more youth and a very Velvet-y Underground warmth on the master mix. "... [JLC's] well-balanced, rough, raw, fuzzy rock n' roll. Bouncing from Built to Spill-style tracks, to surf rock and straight-up punk, these guys are the perfect house-party band. Listening to their songs, I can practically feel an elbow to the ribs and a PBR being spilled on my shoes.”
Their latest 45 on Windian Records finds Jacques Le Coque at the top of their game. A-side “Tip of My Tongue” is uptempo punk counterbalancing the catchiness with needling string work and subtly integrating a thread of garage precedent, some swell ’77-ish leads and a sly false ending into the equation.“You Better Move” only intensifies this circumstance, blending in unabashed power pop gestures and more overt ‘60s melodicism through low-mixed vocal harmony and a splendid guitar solo. Destined to satisfy jangle poppers with an underlying itch for the Ramones, Jacques Le Coque delivers raw, infectious, and damn fine music in full.
A rock 'n' roll affront for modern times.
'The men don't know, and the little girls don't understand either.' Dust Hat is a New Haven rock 'n' roll party attack featuring Brendan Toller on vox/guitar, Sagittarius Moon Goddess Robin Woerner on vox, herpatologist Jeff Slocum on lead guitar, Dan Soto (of Dan Soto & the High Doses) on thunderstick, and the one and only Rob Ruby on the beat of the traps. Think Peewee Herman's version of the MC5. Drag optional, dancing required.
The Right Offs
"We're The Right Offs. We play rock 'n roll nice and loud. Connecticut is where we're from. When we speak we shout and when we play we entertain. Maybe it's art, maybe it's music, maybe it's just what we love. Nothing wasted; not one movement, syllable or glance. You'll see us coming out of the corner of your eye and we'll leave it to you to try and turn away."