The Second Hand, the sophomore full-length record from garage rock maestros Cereal Glyphs has arrived via Guestroom Records, and to be straight to the point, it fuckin’ rules! Throughout the record, these folks manage to carefully mash together the fun of early Jeff the Brotherhood and the toe-tapping psychedelia of “See Emily Play”-era Pink Floyd, all while maintaining a clever punk rock edge. Hell yeah.
Personal standouts include “Passions Not Enough,” a gritty toe-tapper with a fuzzed out, catchy melody and a fierce rock and roll attitude and “So Ordinary,” a sassy, dance-tastic number that absolutely belongs on your end of Summer party playlist. I also really dig the opening track “Get Up” which properly sets the vibe for the rest of the record with a grooving bass line, a killer keys section and a healthy dose of wah wah for good measure.
As I alluded to before, I’d recommend you make full use of this record by making it your official end-of-Summer soundtrack, best experienced with a can of cold beer and/or that sweet sweet wacky tobackey.
Listen to The Second Hand in it’s entirety below: