April 12, 2011

Video: Bare Wires - "Don't Ever Change"

Holy sweet rock and roll sandwich: Stick some glam, power-pop, and punk stylings in between a few slices of white bread and you have one tasty Oakland-based band, the Bare Wires. Excuse me if I gush, but I get weak at the knees when I hear pop music this economical and uptempo paired with vocal melodies this sweetly crisp. The Bare Wires, signed to John Dwyer of Thee Oh Sees' label Castle Face Records, seem forged out of the remnants of a 1970s jukebox with all the stains from years of spilled beer and chewed gum coming along for the ride. Whereas fellow 70s revivalist Free Energy sound fresh out of the wash, Bare Wires pay homage to their influences with a dirtier fuzz and lo-fi sincerity.

The band has put out a pair of LPs and earlier this year released a 7" on UK imprint Robot Elephant. The aforementioned 7" features "Don't Ever Change," a Gary Glitter-embossed smooth and bluesy walk down memory lane that might pair well with a cold six-pack and a viewing of Dazed and Confused. You can also catch the song on the band's Cheap Perfume LP to be released later this year, but for now, watch its superbly charming music video, which features appearances by Bay Area neighbors Dwyer and Heidi Alexander of the Sandwitches.

The video for "I Love You Tonite," from the band's second LP Seeking Love, is also worth checking out.

Order the vinyl LPs from Midheaven and the 7" from Elephant Robot.

Bare Wires - "Don't Ever Change" (from 7")
Bare Wires - "I Love You Tonite" (from Seeking Love)

Bare Wires

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