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Albums Of The Week: Beverly Crusher | Waste Of Waves

The Seattle acid-punk trio hammer the sweet spot between Mudhoney and metal.

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE:Beverly Crusher are a Seattle band playing what they have coined as Acid Punk. If The Dirtbombs were read Our Band Could Be Your Life instead of bedtime stories when they were children, they might have turned out like Beverly Crusher. Alongside Max Stiles and Sam Stiles (on bass and drums, respectively), frontman Cozell Wilson sounds like a soul singer at the basement punk show, wailing heartfelt pleas after hydrating his throat with several cans of lukewarm beer.

They spent three years chipping away and threatening a full album — which finally turned out to be Waste of Waves. Their latest single Gimmie the Power is a high-amplitude guitar-led track that could easily get a crowd moving within its first 30 seconds. As with their past releases, this new single exhibits the group’s effortlessly infectious punk-rock flair.

Speaking on their newest single, the band says: “Gimmie the Power is an anthem that takes many forms. Sometimes it’s a chant for revolution, sometimes it’s a call to the after world asking for for unworldy help, but always, it’s about Cozell’s irrational fear and obsession with Chucky (the doll from Child’s Play).”