The Half Rats
This is a full length that's been anticipated around here since the band released their "For The Sake of Love" single with its excellent b-side "The Girl" a little while back. Both are included here and the band takes their British invasion obsessions to perfect extremes, wrapping their self-titled album in a Yardbirds via Beatles hangover that feels plucked from time rather than overly derivative. You can feel the band's joy in ensconcing themselves in the early 60's mannerisms and they get the moves down with head bopping perfection; swathing each track in a swirl of organ, a staccato of hand-claps and the fresh eyed swoon of vocals that want nothing more than to hold your hand and treat you right. Burger's got it out on cassette now but hopes are high that a record like this will get the vinyl treatment soon.
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