Second-time around The White Wires have cleared up their garage for a brighter, cleaner sound. Just as you could judge the songs by the titles on their debut (Stayed Up Late; Ha Ha Holiday; Your Mother Says You’re Ugly) this fresh batch does what it says on the tin: Let’s Go To The Beach; Summer Girl; Popularity.
There may be references to The Beach Boys (Be True To Your School ('Til You Get Kicked Out)), the Raspberries (Just Wanna Be With You) and Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons (Bye Bye Baby) in some titles; whichever way you look at it, though, this time the White Wires have delivered the pop in equal measure with the power. It might not please the garage rock purists, but everyone else can claim this as a fist-pumpin’ punk pop triumph that trumps their first record.
Dirtnap have a free download of Be True To Your School (’Til You Get Kicked Out).