11.17.2015 — “Destination of Choice” by Weed Hounds

Weed Hounds — Weed Hounds

If you only listen to one song tonight, make it “Destination of Choice” by Weed Hounds (2014, from the album Weed Hounds).

Weed Hounds is a pop-punk/shoegaze band from Brooklyn. They got their start on Long Island some time ago, and their self-titled debut album, which was “five years in the making”. The only thing I know about them is that they’re inspired by, and sound a bit like the initial wave of bands on the Slumberland Records roster back in the mid-1990s. Henry’s Dress, Rocketship, Boyracer. Stuff of that ilk.

I don’t know anything about this band. I don’t know their names, or even how many people are in the band. It looks like they released a couple of 7″ records in 2010, and their debut record came out last September via Katorga Works.

“Destination of Choice” by Weedhounds

Indeed. This has “Northern California, 1996” stamped all over it. Of course they are 20 years and 3000 miles away from that, but that’s what this sounds like. From the female lead to the fuzz and wah. From the big cymbal crashes to the quick pace. It’s about noise and it’s about the sun peaking through heavy cloud cover. And I love it.

You can download Weed Hounds for free via the Weed Hounds tumblr here or via the Katorga Works bandcamp page here.

About dlee

North Carolina born and bred. I'm a restaurant guy who spends free time listening to music, watching hockey and playing Scrabble. I have a bachelor's degree in political science and I will most likely never put it to use. View all posts by dlee

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