Tattoos & rum are two things that many of us here are personally fond of. So that’s why we’re stoked the masters of both, Sailor Jerry, are fond of us too. By us, I mean Bad Cop’s new album, but close enough?
What makes this debut such a keeper? Well, it’s a bit hard to put my finger on, as is the band’s music. Songs alternate between dept store guitar-drenched, moody, post-punk snippets and balls-out, 70’s rock n’ roll riffs. It’s these interesting juxtapositions of seemingly incompatible styles and techniques that lift this record out of the genre dumpster and place it up on the repeated listens shelf.
Catch Bad Cop tonight at Kung Fu Necktie in Philadelphia, PA with Thomas Function and Moon Women (a member of which we hear is a Sailor Jerry blogger). We’re stoked that they’re finally coming to NYC tomorrow (at Lit Lounge)!