Illustration by Johnnie Cluney, Recording by Ian Harris, Words by Landon Kuhlmann
What do we say when surf music no longer recalls to us sunny beaches and big waves? When garage rock supersedes its boundaries and starts to live in the attic? What do we do in an age where psychedelic rock is no longer solely driven by drug experimentation and timely anti-war messages? We turn off our time machines and show them we can do it better today than ever before. Show that we can cover more topics and be more than just happy or blissfully apathetic. Frankie and the Witch Fingers are reviving psych rock without forgetting who did it first.
The dual-vocals summon a Beach Boys vibe while the guitar work breaks that into pieces with punk rock vigor. Without knowing the truth, I could see this band hailing from any locale in America. That doesn't mean their sound isn't distinct but rather that it seems to capture myriad places and times in American music history.
Their spooky demeanor mixed with their absolutely danceable and manic song structures comes as a nice reminder that people are still out there making rock music fresh and exciting again while constantly calling back to those who came before.
Frankie And The Witch Fingers Official Site