Motor!

by The Ugly Beats

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The Ugly Beats are back on wax with their third and strongest record yet, MOTOR! Continuing in the vein of the excellent records Bring on the Beats and Take a Stand, MOTOR! finds the band full throttle with songs that get better after each listen. Whether it’s jangly guitars, soaring harmonies or a one-two punch you crave, this record will have you gunning your gas pedal from the first track to the last.

Recorded at Joe’s house using master engineer Bob Widenhofer’s 16-track 1/2” tape deck this time around, the move from 8-track to 16-track allowed the band to stretch out with harmonies and instrumentation that create even more depth than before, and it really shows on tracks like the speaker stinging buzz of Bee Line, the Brummels-esque All Comes Back, the deceptively dark Funny Girl and the otherworldly World Has a Ways to Go. (Harm’s Way was recorded at legendary rockabilly/blues studio Fort Horton Studios to nail the vintage Bobby Fuller vibe the song called for.) All in all, you get twelve foot stompers including the air guitar-worthy instrumental title track and a jem of a Neil Diamond cover. An instant classic from one of the best garage bands of this era or any other.

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released October 12, 2010

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Pittsburgh-based Garage and Rock label celebrating 30+ years in business! Home of The Cynics, Ugly Beats, Pow Wows, Nox Boys, Viv and the Sect, and many more!

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