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The Coffin Lids

"'Round Midnight" CD

Bomp! Records

Genre: garage rock

Bomp! Records
PO Box 7112
Burbank CA 91510

May 2006

Bomp! continues their tradition of reviving good ol' garage rock with The Coffin Lids' fourteen song sophomore album (Indieville reviewed their debut quite favourably awhile ago), and this time they forge another blast from the past - Farfisas and all. Snagging cues from The Sonics and similar late 60s acts, these guys play tight, head-bobbing anthems and do everything right. So the formula doesn't switch up much over the record's fourteen songs, and this has all been done before anyway - it's still a damn fun disc if you know what you're getting into. Sure-fire crowd pleasers "Teenage Shakedown" and "Tonight You're Going To Die In My Garage" (great title!) swap with a supporting cast of solid rockers, including "I'm Going To Have My Way (With The 5,6,7,8's)," a notable tribute to the famous Japanese all-girl group. And if that hasn't sold you yet, hey, it's better than watching Paris Hilton in House of Wax.

MP3s (from I'm Going To Have My Way (With The 5,6,7,8's)


Fun Fact: A rarity these days, The Coffin Lids scored their Bomp record deal by sending the label a home-recorded 8-track deal. That very same demo became their debut release for the imprint, 2004's Rock 'N' Roll.

Matt Shimmer

[Vitals: 14 tracks, distributed by the label, released 2005]