Eureka, California, “Twin Cities”

J. Edward Keyes

By J. Edward Keyes

on 05.29.14 in Listen to This

There’s knowing your audience and then there’s knowing your audience, and the Athens, GA band Eureka, California definitely know their audience. Why else would they package the deluxe edition of their new album Crunch with a mock 33 1/3-style book about the record’s creation, if not to appeal to the very sorts of people who would freak out over such a thing, this writer included. Sure enough, one listen to Crunch‘s excellent “Twin Cities” bears that out. A fantastically clanging number, the song recalls music nerd indie rock of old, with hollered vocals and the kind of fuzzy, slashing chords that used to show up on released by Homestead Records. The band sacrifices neither melody nor scuzz, recreating guitar-driven slacker rock in their own image.