Remember back in the day, NME would review singles and crown some lucky band with their single of the week? I haven’t picked up a copy of the NME in years so I have no idea if there is such a thing as single of th week anymore. Well, here at the finest kiss, we’ve still got a single of the week, at least in my head if not in these pages. Brooklyn’s Crystal Stilts’ Crippled Croon is easily my single of the week and though the summer has barely begun, quite possibly single of the summer. It’s got a vocal doused in reverb and drums that echo all over the place with a surf guitar lick that will have you heading for the beach. If you’re a Flying Nun circa 1985 or early Mary Chain fan then this is the second coming. And they didn’t forget to write a cool vocal melody either, it’s also got kind of a happy, effervescent thing that reminds me of Phil Spector’s hit factory from the 60’s. What else could you want for a summer sound track?
photo from farinas flickr photostream.