Tequila Sirens – “Drums Keep Bangin'”


“Drums Keep Bangin'” is a captivating rocker from Tequila Sirens, the new project from Shaun Curran (formerly of Soft Pyramids). The project’s new Redesigner EP was written and produced at the Napoleon Complex in Somerville, MA, alongside a cast of musicians from the Boston area — namely Dwight Hutchenson (Soft Pyramids), John Nolan (Folk Physics), Brian McCarthy (B. Francois), and Tyler Drabick (Otis Grove).

As the EP’s centerpiece, “Drums Keep Bangin'” shows ample reason to get excited by Tequila Sirens. Suave vocals and sweltering guitars, fit for a nighttime prowl, establish a murkily enjoyable introduction. A lovably creepy bridge rounding the one-minute mark leads to playful guitar fuzz and punctuating keys. “Oh you never held me upright, if you’d only disappear,” the vocals sing suavely here, with the “how was I supposed to know?” section thereafter succeeding with a chilling organ backing. “Drums Keep Bangin'” engrosses with ease.

Stream the other two EP tracks below:

“Drums Keep Bangin'” and other memorable tracks from this month can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of August 2020’ Spotify playlist.

The track is also featured in the genre-based, best-of Spotify compilation Emerging Indie Rock.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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