Beat Strings – Fang In Rain
Fang In Rain
Does Adam Bolts expect us not to talk about how much he sounds like Robert Smith? Because we can't. Beat Strings' Fang In Rain is like a tribute to the Cure only no one bothered learning any Cure songs. The weird thing is, it kind of works-in part because the songs are really good, whether rocking a runaway-train beat with reckless abandon on "The Truth" or letting Bolts' falsetto take the wheel on "In the Night." A twangy surf guitar underscores the melancholy Roy Orbison flavor of "Mornings Were Never Good To You," while on "Lose A Disguise," it allows you to finally hear what would have happened if Pixies had recruited Smith and carried on without Black Francis.