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C.D. On Songs: Oilhead – "C.A.T.S."

June 15, 2010

Oh ho ho ho, do not believe Oilhead’s woefully outdated Facebook page (next show, Friday, March 12 2009!). Instead, you should (always) believe us. Me, specifically. I am going to to tell you that Oilhead’s playing at McGann’s (the one near the TD Garden) on Friday night. Don’t believe the Facebook. Trust in us. Thank you.

Oilhead – “C.A.T.S.”
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Let me tell you, friends. What with everyone trying to out-clever and out-ironicize each other; there seems to be a serious dearth of bands that just plug in, turn up their juice and hit it. Oilhead does just this in “C.A.T.S.” – a humdinger of power-infused track.

Each and every member of Oilhead (in this song, anyway) sounds absolutely psyched to play this song. The drummer confidently pops his snare like he has an unending supply of drumheads. The guitars join forces, Voltron-style, to become a force so strong that it’s hard to find the edges of their sonic reign, which are filled in anyway by a legion of angry-sounding electronic things.

Vocalist Britty Glitter is the siren that sits upon this heavy cloud of organic and electronic instruments. Glitter’s vocals add a strong high-end to this bottom-heavy sound; keening out from the mountaintops with an admirably strong voice. These are not house-C.A.T.S. but mountain lions, actively ripping chunks out of sound and throwing it at you. What, you were expecting “Memories, all alone in the moonlight?”

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