Let's Wrestle does slop-rock. - Oh My Rockness

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Let's Wrestle does slop-rock.

March 02, 2009
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Let's lo-fi it up once more! London's Let's Wrestle is a sloppy-pop trio that wishes they were in bands like Husker Du, Part Chimp and Neutral Milk Hotel. Or so I cleverly deduced while listening to their cryptic track, "I Wish I Was in Husker Du." With witty lyrics (subjects range from Diana and Camilla to pop-psychology and, well, wrestling) and fuzzy, messy punk-ish riffs (plus the great band name) these guys are a fun listen.

And from the scratchy, muffled sound of it, Let's Wrestle certainly doesn't seem to be investing in the latest recording gear either. But that's cool; there's always been a market for "we-sound-crappy-but-it's-cool-core." Not sure what I mean? Just listen to many of the bands on the fantastic What's Your Rupture? label and you'll get it.

Let's Wrestle's rhythms just kind of amble along like a retired cowboy. Vocalist Wesley Patrick Gonzalez sings as if he's just swallowed a jar of molasses, but his languid style is paired perfectly with the carefree punk that's played. So Let's Wrestle. Loser has to buy better amps.

BUY TICKETS TO SEE LET'S WRESTLE AT MUSIC HALL OF WILLIAMSBURG!


BUY TICKETS TO SEE LET'S WRESTLE AT THE BELL HOUSE!


Let's Wrestle plays Music Hall of Williamsburg, on Tuesday, March 10th, at Maxwell's, on Wednesday, March 11th, at Monster Island Basement, on Thursday, March 12th, and at The Bell House, on Friday, March 13th.

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