Free Music Friday (The Belated)! Nude Beach - "Some Kinda Love" & "Walkin' Down My Street"
STREAM: "Some Kinda Love" -
STREAM: "Walkin' Down My Street" -
But while Nude Beach is very much a part of the Brooklyn DIY scene, it's always been more in spirit than in sound; sure, they're as beer-soaked, overdriven and raw as any group around, yet as hard as they've tried to ignore it, the trio could never quite shake the rock & roll of Tom Petty and Bruce Springsteen which sound-tracked their Long Island youth, and battered vinyl from the Byrds, the Replacements and the Jam sits side by side in their record collections with the hardcore and indie LPs and 7"s that brought the friends together in the first place. In an increasingly fractured music scene, Chuck, Ryan and Jimmy play against fashion and deliver straight up rock & roll, and moreover, they do it better than anyone has in a long time. They've got the songs, they've got the sound, and they've got the f**k-all attitude that just can't be faked. Nude Beach will rock you if you let them - turns out, it's still more fun than just about anything else going on.
Nude Beach will release II via Other Music Recording Co. on Aug. 14.