By Lisa Parisi
Uh, Chicago, your secret is out. Uh Bones are, uhhh, pretty good.
Careening in with a trembling bass that pulsates, not even fifteen seconds in and your swaying to the beat while hazy vocals subdue the senses creating an euphoric daze. Deep and fuzzy with palpitating beats, “Black Shadow” features mod-inspired echoic reverb reminiscent of the Golden ‘60s in a manner that still mixes in the heavy hitters of today. Straddling the divide between past and present envision Flamin’ Groovies, Quicksilver Messenger Service, the Sonics, and Captain Beefheart meeting the Cosmonauts and Gap Dream on the corner of Haight and Ashbury and deciding to call up their pals in the Strange Boys’ and Dead Ghosts for some of their twang; then they see John Dwyer passin’ by and he contributes some of that mellow OCS beauty. Just imagine, all these sounds floating around in our fictive world and mixing together—that’s Uh Bones.