The Buddha Den

Everything you wanted to know about the Dayton music scene and more but were afraid to ask

Thursday, September 03, 2009


...from the opening riff of "Hand Me Down" it's readily apparent that Seattle's Visqueen is well-versed in classic rock idioms. Even better, they flaunt them without irony. With the bravado of Cheap Trick and the she-swagger of Kim Deal/Pat Benatar/Ann Wilson, frontwoman Rachel Flotard's hooks land with precise potency. As if the track wasn't venomous enough, add in a cameo from Neko Case [who also brought in Flotard to sing on her recent Middle Cyclone and Fox Confessor Brings the Flood albums], and it's game over. "Hand Me Down" is the first track on the band's upcoming Message to Garcia! album [their third], due out September 8 on the band's recently formed Local 638 Records. Tune in now...

MP3: Visqueen "Hand Me Down"

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Blogger Guerilla Shopper said...

Not to mention that Rachel Flotard is a star and hilarious performer, not to be missed live and in person if you can!

3:47 PM  
Blogger Steve Saus said...

I just got around to actually listening to this track. And then had to go to their website. And then started buying stuff on Amazon.

Thanks for bringing this awesome band to my attention!

5:43 PM  

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