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Albums Of The Week: The Wind-Ups | Try Not To Think

A California rocker fires up the four-track recorder & cranks out the punk nuggets.


THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “Born out of Covid boredom and a freshly acquired TASCAM 388 in Northern California, The Wind-Ups are the fully realized bedroom project of Jake Sprecher (Terry Malts, Smokescreens, Jonathan Richman).

The debut LP Try Not To Think is a lo-fi punk rock ’n’ roll burst that veteran Infrasonic mastering tech Dave Gardner (Black Lips, King Khan) calls “one of the loudest records I’ve ever worked on.” It might quickly remind you of The Saints, The Ramones or The Spits. But listen a little longer and you’re certain to pick up on an unabashed power pop backbone, one that sources influence from The Modern Lovers, Paul Collins’ Beat, The Shoes, and so on and so forth.

Former Terry Malts members and dear friends Phil Benson (Neutrals) and Nathan Sweatt are waiting in the wings to join the live band when life returns.”