About This: Vancouver's latest Garagepunk-discovery 'The Bad Beats' make sure that the legacy of Canadian fuzz is in good 'vengeful' hands. Their wild debut album proves it as an album that stands out with a fresh and smashing sound on the garagepunk-horizon. The record starts off with the raving hit 'Knock Yourself Out', that immediately leads you into the wild and nasty world of the bad beats-sound that displays singer Cam's strong, soulful vocals, a frantic farfisa, fuzzed-out guitars and wild rhythm and beat with a voodoo vibe here and lots of beer-fueled party-fun there. A sound that is straight to the point authentic with no need for compromise or sound-doctoring. The boys bring along their punkrock attitude and imprints from numerous previous bands the members played in (Real Problems, East Van Playboys, Hathaways, Felchers, Gold Stars Are For Suckers, Wasted Strays, Los Furios, D.O.A., Personality Crisis, Subhumans, Deadcats - just to name a few). You definitely notice the influence of 60s garagepunk at the same time as a very striking 80's revival-influence. So it's no big surpise to find a cover-version of the MIRACLE WORKERS' 'Love Has No Time' that is most definitely a fantastic approach to the song. You also find great versions of the classic 'Send Me A Postcard' (SHOCKING BLUE-original), the garagepunk scene-hymn 'Hipsville 29 B.C.' (originally by THE SPARKLES) and 'Watch Outside' (originally by THE MONO MEN). Then again THE BAD BEATS also captivate you with their own clever songwriting: 'Puttin' It Down' with an extremely hard organ/fuzz-mixture and a huge portion of punkrock-input; 'She Don't Talk To Me' that will fill the dancefloors in a second or the wild, dramatic 'Up At Night'. Always with a touch of spine-chilling voodoo with a spooky organ and a dark sound that goes along perfectly with the creepy cover artwork. So really, there's absolutely no reason to miss out on this fantastic debut-album by the fantastic BAD BEATS!