Bomb Cats – ‘Third Street Melody’


Third Street Melody is an excitable EP out today from Indianapolis-based punk rock quartet Bomb Cats. The vocals throughout conjure an excitable looseness reminiscent of Television’s Tom Verlaine, set alongside fervent guitar-fronted melodies that mesh punk, rock, and alternative.

The EP’s self-titled opener builds from playful guitar chords into an anthemic charmer, culminating in a superb chorus with power-pop infection. Similarly strong, “Dance Miss D” evolves into a climactic sequence past the two-minute turn, where a thumping bass and charismatic guitars invigorate. The track’s riveting finale provides a stellar showcase of the act’s guitar-based talents and knack for structural builds. “Flash Fiends” concludes the album on a strong note, its swampy guitars enveloping alongside vocal nonchalance for a resonating hard-rock vigor.

“This EP is the culmination of everything we have worked on to this point,” the band says. “It is both heavier and catchier than our previous work. It is more polished but also more raw than anything we have done before. We could not be more proud of this effort and we believe there is something here for everyone.”

Stream Third Street Melody, below:

“Third Street Melody” and other tracks featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of June 2022’ Spotify playlist.

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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