Ma’aM – “Naughty b/w American Ruse”
This one’s been heating up the speakers today. Pennsylvania six piece Ma’aM throws a dose of outlaw country and an equal swig of garage rock into the blender, juicing up a heavy, heady brew that’s full of shout along choruses and feedback fuzz. For their debut single on Nudie they pair up a twang-twisted original that tackles bad behavior and shame-slinging busy bodies with a rumbling MC5 cover. The a-side swings into the square with a wink and a wobble and a guitar full of dancefloor dazzle. The flip takes a bite out of MC5’s “American Ruse.” The band flips the switch from snark to sneer, proving that the 5’s biting criticisms of systemic rot still stands in 2022. The single is out now, with an album on the way soon.
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