Freez – Always Friends [IMPORT White Vinyl] – New LP
Jangle punk from Italy, soiled sneakers hopscotch who-cares happy with a stone stuck in the sock, lemonade spiked with a heavy dose of angst and cynicism, clearly taking some cues from the American West Coast of various eras of the 20th century, the 1960s through the 1990s, from the psychedelic jangle and garage pop of Los Angeles to the sunny shores of Long Beach, up to the north where pipedreams are found and shattered, clinging and dimly lit dreams where the skies are overcast with gray clouds, twirling and stretching and crunching up the influences and chucking into the blender, grabbing and smashing up the pulp and chewing it up and spitting it out like a glob of pale pink punk-rock bubble gum. -- winch (green noise records)
IN MY HUMBLE OPINION, THIS MUST BE HEARD ON VINYL TO BE APPRECIATED. TO ME, THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE DIGITAL AND ANALOG IS SO STRIKING.
choruses screamed in the microphone, adolescent themes and “falling in love” stories, then the more emotional part with even more distortions on it, that accompanies the sad vibes of the record, based on friends leaving hometown, the
need of having someone beside you and choosing what to do with your life.
FREEZ is garage rock band from Schio (ITA). Michele, Stef and Nicolò make up one of the youngest actively touring band from northern Italy. FREEZ sound like they were born and raised on the California coast, unapologetically taking their echo-drenched, surf-punk vibe straight out of Oakland, San Francisco and Long Beach. While music magazines hails them as the new voice of Italian Slacker-rock, FREEZ have been hard at work. With no signs of slowing down they already have done several tours around Italy, France and Switzerland on their “Do Nothing Club Tour”.