“Patsy’s Rats is Portland power (pop) couple Patsy Gelb and Christian Blunda (aka Billy Jeans from Mean Jeans). Rounding out the lineup is a revolving door of rhythm sections that compromises a who’s-who of Portland bass-players and drummers. (On these recordings it’s Steve and Jon from Mope Grooves).
Patsy’s Rats have already accomplished a lot for a newish band that doesn’t even have a full length out. They’ve toured Europe with Giant Sand (and another Euro tour planned for September 2017), had some songs on the Green Room soundtrack, and released four 7-inches (this is the fourth) on four different labels, with a fifth hot on this one’s heels. These will be compiled on a singles-compilation on Burger, with an all-new record recorded and in the can.
Two absolutely note-perfect guitar-pop rockers, with Gelb taking the vocal lead on side A, and a sweet duet on side B. Really, this epitomizes everything a 7-inch should stand for: two great songs that leave you wanting more. And there’s more on the way…”
– Sorry State Records (actually a review of a different Patsys’s Rats 7″, but it all still applies here)
- Is It Alright?
- Givin’ Up