STREAMING: The Socks “The Socks”

By: Chris D. Posted in: featured, listen On: Monday, March 17th, 2014

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Miss those summer road trip days? Of course you do. It’s March. Weather’s an unpredictable bitch and the likelihood of something cool happening is pretty much nil. Well, France-based The Socks are an unlikely candidate to warm up your otherwise shitty spring. Now, you’re probably thinking: France + good ‘ol hard rock = yeah right. Turns out the Lyonnaise toe-tappers aren’t weirdos or bent on throwing “haute rocke” down their noses to the vox populi. Nope. They’re just straight-up, no-frills, jean-jacketed, rubber-burning’ rockers.

Says the band: “The sound and identity of the band have been shaped through the years to become this psychedelic hard rock, meant to be played live. We’ve recorded all together in a room with analog tapes to focus on the energy and to make it sound real and raw. Now it’s time to take it with us on the road and share it with everyone!”

Recorded and mixed by Raphaël Cartellier and mastered by Christopher Goosman (Early Man, Southern Gentlemen, Sasquatch, Dixie Witch, et al.) at Baseline Studio in Ann Arbor, fucking Michigan, The Socks don’t take this hard rock thing lightly. How do we know so much? We have The Socks’ debut album ready via the digital wonderland of Soundcloud. Windows down, volume up, and cares be not had by anyone.

** The Sock’s self-titled debut album is out now via Small Stone Records. It’s available HERE if you’re into cool fuzzed out hard rock influenced by the great of greats. Like Deep Purple.