This Week in the Mercury

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

The Whines - "Straybird"

Posted by Chris Cantino on Tue, Jul 5, 2011 at 2:32 PM


It's been a year since local band The Whines released Hell to Play, an arrestingly sincere collection of scraped-together recordings navigating the space between grungy garage-psych and battered country ballads (imagine Moe Tucker fronting the Cheater Slicks or Dead Moon). Well, the band is back at it with an equally discerning 7-inch on the first-rate Mt. St. Mtn. Records. Check the B-side, in which the band cogently reworks Hell to Play highlight "Straybird" by laying down a sloshy shuffle, trading acoustic guitars for electrics, and topping everything off with a harmonica solo.


The Whines - "Straybird"

Comments (0)

Subscribe to this thread:

Comments are closed.

Tip for End Hits?
Email them here.

All contents © Index Newspapers, LLC

115 SW Ash St. Suite 600
Portland, OR 97204

Contact Info | Privacy Policy | Production Guidelines | Terms of Use | Takedown Policy