Everyone’s doing retro now-a-days. You got the hair cuts, the vintage clothing, and not to mention the influx of organs (anatomically and musically) in music. One can, and has a right to really, be quite cynical about music that can be dubbed “retro sounding.” Usually it’s a mix of new age and older styles, and that usually means a Hammond B3 or tambourine. Quitty and the Don’ts just put out their “Running Out of Time” 7″ single on Hidden Volume Records, and it fits the retro category, however, a little differently. It’s actually scary how well they do it, and how amazing it actually is; it’s as if Dr. Who plucked them out of the 60’s and dropped them in New York City circa today. I love this single, and for that matter, their other recordings.
The A side is the single, “Running Out of Time” and the B side is “She’s Going to Break Your Heart”. They released it on a 45rpm record for about $5 (a steal mind you) and both of these songs are great. The bass is thick and has the mids cranked – a slight fuzz coming through; the guitars have a bright, crunch tube tone and just this screams early Rolling Stones or The Stooges. Obviously this music has been heavily inspired by the groups of the yesteryear, but the one thing is it’s so true to it’s roots. You can tell they took care in crafting the sound quite specifically, and if I may guess, the equipment they tracked it with too. I want them on my show, badly, and you should really pick this single up. If you don’t have a vinyl player, the digital tracks are $2.
You can find the “Running Out of Time” single from Quitty and the Don’ts on Bandcamp.
Sound Quality: (5 / 5) Track Layout: (5 / 5) Musicianship: (5 / 5) Artwork: (5 / 5) Lyrics: (5 / 5) Average: (5 / 5)