WAVVES and Ty Segall had a baby and they’re called Bass Drum of Death. Fuzzed-out, thrashing around, make no-apologies punk rock, this bare bones lo-fi duo have poised themselves to take on a slice of that California surf punk. Taking obvious cues from punk and proto-punk predecessors: Richard Hell, The Stooges, and The New York Dolls, their only drawback is lack of variation. With a few standouts here and there, most songs start to blend together. Such is the plight of that 3-chord punk rock life.
So you tell me. Juvenile, pseudo-punk that sounds like it’s never left their parents’ basement? Sure. But looks like they’re having a helluva fun time doing it.