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HANK WOOD & THE HAMMERHEADS – STAY HOME!

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Available now on their West Coast tour and soon from Katorga Works, the second LP from NYC’s Hank Wood & The Hammerheads, Stay Home!, on the essential Toxic State Records. The album builds on the garage punk groundwork of 2012’s debut LP, Go Home!, but features a better recording courtesy of Boston’s Side Two. The cleaner organ tone juxtaposed with the gruff vocals and plodding drums create something hypnotic, dynamic, and immediately enjoyable. While much of the grime of earlier releases is lost, the Hank Wood songs stand out more than ever before and show them at their best and most mature (no chicken were harmed in the making of this album cover!). Stay Home! stands out from its predecessor with its improved hooks, catchy-as-hell riffs, and percussive embellishments. Much like Crazy Spirit’s Demo 2014, the music works within the band’s existing framework but shows a strong progression from earlier material and an example of why both bands remain at the forefront of NYC’s incredibly productive punk scene. Keep your eyes peeled, these will go fast. MP3s available below, thanks to icoulddietomorrow. Check out their set from this year’s New York’s Alright:

MP3: https://www.mediafire.com/?1yycok42ys1yfw8

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