Take a glance at the song titles on this, the debut LP from Atlanta’s Barreracudas, and you’ll find the band showing its cards: There’s “Baby Baby Baby,” “Girl” and “Come On, Come On,” the latter of which is a Cheap Trick cover. And while Adrian Barrera and his crew — four-fifths of which, including Barrera, also perform as Gentleman Jesse’s “Men” — stop short of naming a song “Classic Power Pop,” you still get the idea. The lyrics are simple, the hooks relentless and the whole thing feels like one giant party, with red Solo cups now and regrets in the morning. But if it wasn’t so much fun, you wouldn’t go back again and again, negative consequences be damned.
By Tess Duncan on 10.17.14 in News
The Barreracudas are an Atlanta five-piece that make trashy power-pop that’s a little silly, a little snarky and a lot of a good time. Boasting members of Beat Beat Beat, the Hiss and Gentleman Jesse & His Men, the band...
By Austin L. Ray on 03.12.12 in Reviews
"No turning back, I gotta get out of town," Jesse Smith sings on Leaving Atlanta's "What Did I Do." Four years in the making,Atlanta power-pop king Gentleman Jesse's sophomore album was inspired by a series of wildly unf...
By Amelia Raitt on 05.02.11 in Reviews
The 12-string chime and hissy production will tell you in ten seconds — "She's A Trap" is a honey of a power-pop song. Gentleman Jesse has always been great at this, and "She's A Trap" n...
By Robert Ham on 02.25.15 in Features
From Shania Twain to Patrick Wolf, these musicians couldn't leave well enough alone and rerecorded their work.