You want to hear a well-produced guitar album just pop in the latest from The Textiles entitled Full Battery. The two-piece band made up of Tino (guitar, vocals, bass, songwriting, percussion) and Dan Mahoney Jr. (drums) worked with Marc McClusky (Weezer, Pavement, Social Distortion and much more) to create a rocking album that fans of bands like Queens Of The Stone Age, White Stripes and Jet will enjoy.
The band greets you with a fine layer of fuzz on “Learn To Fight” as the tom drums create waves of motion. Within the first thirty seconds the drums are crashing and the guitar implements Jack White type guitar fills. “Learn To Fight” explores economic disparity and the adversity that can be introduced into a capitalistic system. Tino sings “ we've been whipped by industrial hands / tossed to the way side / marginalized by the western man / this ain't the promised life we planned.”
The second song “I’m a Doll” is a rock song that has a sultry quality that is bound to get a couple of fans mojo rising. The guitar is nasty as the opening lead immediately draws attention to itself. There is an old time classic rock feel to this song that had me bobbing my head back and forth while reaching for a Jack Daniels.
“Man in Motion” is an all around visceral rocker that has the best guitar solo on the album while “Every Penny Helps”tells an engaging story of how money can be an asset when chasing down a lustful temptation. The last track “Magdalena” introduces an arpeggiated synth, which fits in just fine with the heavy bass and guitar. I was thoroughly engaged with this song as it contains anthemic qualities that felt like a good way to close the album.
Overall, there isn't too much to criticize about Full Battery. The songs rock your socks off, the production is great and Full Battery isn’t something you are likely to only spin once.
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