05/19/2012 mp3: Black Gum- Surf//Sludge
Tracks ‘Surf’ and ‘Sludge’ by Austin, Texas band Black Gum go perfectly together. It’s probably not a coincidence that both song titles would become genres if you added “rock” to the end of them as ‘Surf’ and ‘Sludge’ together show off a unique sound coming from Black Gum. ‘Surf’ sounds like a surf-rock tune from a group that has never actually hit the waves, while ‘Sludge’ sounds like a group that has too much pop-sensibility to write traditional sludge music… sort of like the soundtrack to someone surfing on an oil spill. These tracks are gritty, dirty and definitely catchy.