At this point it is pretty much a given that any garage-y kinda band out of Austin is going to be awesome. There are just too many great examples. Latest in line is a band called Sweet Talk, who do everything right on their second album, “Double Perfect”. Appropriate title, right?
I mean, any band that starts an album with a combo like “Someone Else”, “Little Runner” and “Witness” is okay in my book. Damn, those songs are just ridiculously catchy with some sweet guitar solos to boot. This band around Stephen Svacina (Uptown Bums, ex-Mind Spiders) and Mitch Fraizer (Church Shoes,…) make everything sound so incredibly simple as they churn out yet another poppy gem. Seriously, listen to “Good”, which completely lives up to its title! Using punk song structures as a foundation, these dudes then proceed by throwing in some 70ies rock, glam rock, 80ies power pop and a ton of subtle harmonies.
OBN III’s Orville and Warm Soda’s Matthew Melton helped produce the album and gave it just enough of a polish to make it sound all warm and cozy, while still maintaining that garage feel. There is not a single dud to be found on this collection of twelve songs and it comes highly recommended for fans of Marked Men, Radioactivity and the likes.