The Ugly Beats – Brand New Day (2014)
It’s a brand new day with a brand new record from the Ugly Beats! Following up on the success of MOTOR!, your favorite Texas garage band has committed 12 new songs to wax, including instant hard rockin’ classics (”Brand New Day,” “Up on the Sun,” “Throw Me a Line”), hook-heavy powerpoppers (”I Want That Girl,” “Gone for Good”), and lush folk-rock (”All of the Things,” “Braced for the Fall,” “Long Row”). Includes a terrific homages to Johnny and June (Tim Hardin’s “If I Were a Carpenter”), the Buckaroos (“Beataroo”) and a revved-up cover of the Spanish folk-rock classic “Los Gusanos” (originally by Los Flecos). Awesome production by Michael Crow and super cool LP cover art by M. Guerrero and layout by Johnny Bartlett. Another tremendous record from the Ugly Beats!