San Francisco based band ToyGuitar just dropped their new full length rock’n’roll recording entitled In this Mess. The twelve track offering brings sharp, garage rock inspired guitar tones and straight ahead choruses to sing along to.
I’ve always found that Bay Area garage rock has a hippie dippie, Grateful Dead undertone to it. ToyGuitar stays true to that formula with Beach Boy style back-up vocals and a light rock’n’roll bounce back beat. The production is retro-inspired and really fits what these guys are doing. The up-tempo jams remind me of that brief period in the early 2000’s when everyone was screaming for a short lived garage rock revival.
- Let’s Talk in the Shower
- In My Head
- Loose in a Room
Anyway, give it a listen and make your own judgmental ramblings about it in the comments below.