Monday 15 June 2020
TJ Cabot & Thee Artificial Rejects - What's In It
A blast of blown out garage punk for you today courtesy of TJ Cabot & The Artificial Rejects. A new band to you? Me too but further investigation reveals they released a Demo ep back in April (https://tjcabot.bandcamp.com/album/tj-cabot-thee-artificial-rejects-demos). More digging and it turns out that they're a new budget rock project from Phone Jerks (https://www.facebook.com/Monctongaragepunk/) frontman Tyler Boots.
They've just released a new 3 track cassette on Goodbye Boozy Records though there appears to only be 14 copies produced (4 left at time of writing) so you'll either have to move quickly or settle for the digital download : https://goodbyeboozydigital.bandcamp.com/album/digital-tape
The sound is deliberately rough & ready, it's authentic garage rockin' and rollin' from a guy who knows his way around the genre. There's a track about "foodies" a fun and rather rowdy cover of this song from 1977 by Buddy and the Boys (compare and contrast, the original is somewhat of a good ol' boys country hoedown https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DnnZv40r52U) plus a companion piece to a song that appeared on the last Phone Jerks ep. That song was titled Out Of The Gate (https://justsomepunksongs.blogspot.com/2020/02/phone-jerks-out-of-gate.html) and was written by the band's drummer Emily from the point of view of her and Tyler's greyhound, Donair. This song is about the same dog's level of indifference to everything.
It's called What's In It...