The self-proclaimed “LOUDEST BAND IN THE WORLD” (IN ALL CAPS!) is back, and they’re as sweaty and grungy and lo-fi as ever. I speak, of course, of Pink Street Boys, who are here to smoke all your cigs, drink all your beer, and probably leave behind a few new and unidentifiable stains on the furniture.
Heiglar is the Boys’ four full-length and their first on the Reykjavik Record Shop label. And it’s clear that their mission hasn’t changed – they play straight-forward garage rock. Nothing fancier than maybe an effects pedal. Elements of garage, surf, and psych meld together into a sticky stew with a slight aftertaste of last night’s bad decisions. From the surf punk of “Hvunndagshetjur” to the full-throated aggro of “Róni” to the raspy rockabilly of “Á Rúntinum” the Boys from the mean streets of Kópavogur offer no respite, no opportunity to catch your breath outside of the few seconds of silence between each of Heiglar‘s 10 songs.
The official release of this bad boy was just a few days ago, so I don’t see it up anywhere on the interwebs at the moment. That being said, I know Reynir over at Reykjavik Record Shop, that killer combo of label and record store, will be happy to sell you one, so hit him up online and get a copy of this grimy wax for yourself.