Hips – James Brown

James Brown

So this is my first foray into writing about a band I know absolutely nothing about at all. I think it’s good to step away from our safety nets sometimes.

So onto this song by Hips. What an aptly named band, as this song really will get the kids to shake their white belted hips. Drawing from Le Shok, Festival Of Dead Deer, and early Panthers, they know how to write a really good song.

“James Brown” sounds like something I’m Gonna Stab You would have written, which is awesome, since they were one of my favorite bands back home. Kind of garage-y with just the right amount of low fidelity to make the recording bleed in all the right ways. Get the fuck down.