Stay Home PT 2 is the debut from the new punk garage band DUDES. DUDES are exactly what you want out of a garage band nowadays, showing off a solid display of nice riffs played at a fast pace mixed with creative use of added effects, but without overdoing it. The band keeps garage rock as it should be: raw, fuzzy, and abrasive. The singer/guitarist plays some nice psychedelic punk riffs with the always pleasing wah/fuzz effect combo.
The vocalist shows an impressive range where songs can be compared to groups from Thee Oh Sees to Pissed Jeans. Tracks like “Sun in your eyes” go from a nice slow groove to fast paced as the song progressives making some super sick psychedelic punk jams. The band says it is heavily influenced by Ty Segall, the Spits, and local group Plates. The quality drum work shows influences from stoner metal band Torche
The drumming is clearly a priority for DUDES as there’s some beats that could fit well in metal songs yet still sound great here and just make for some nice heavy moments. Stay Home PT 2 is a nice combination of noise and garage punk as it’s fuzzed out vocals and lyrics create a sound that is reminiscent of Ty Segall’s Melted. Check out the record on the group’s bandcamp page, or catch them live at Mohawk Place on June 14th.