DOWNLOAD: Reigning Sound - Stick Up for Me
In the Red’s profile may have risen in recent years through releases by King Khan & BBQ, Vivian Girls and Jay Reatard, but for years the L.A. label’s been buttering your croissant with permanently cool, stylishly unfashionable garage-rawk like what this here Reigning Sound band makes. Frontman Greg Cartwright (who had the wheel on Shangri-La Mary Weiss’s comeback record) leads the group from North Carolina, but it’s his original base of Memphis that provides the R&B flavor on the Reigning Sound sound. This tune (a cover of ’60s American psych band Glass Sun) makes the personal political, but it’s Reigning Sound that makes you pump your fist to it. Look at those mugs up there—don’t you wish these guys were your
dad uncle high-school janitor?