Somewhere between The Heartbreakers (Petty) and The Heartbreakers (Thunders), Atlanta five-piece The Barreracudas find a shallow well of inspiration just deep enough to produce one of the biggest foot-tappers of the year. Nocturnal Missions blends elements of dirty ’70s glam and the radio-friendliness of Dwight Twilley and Phil Seymour. The Barreracudas’ sound shouldn’t come as a great surprise as most of these guys have been playing with Gentleman Jesse and His Men for the past couple of years. There’s no Pulitzer-worthy poetry in the lyrics, but the hooks in these songs are more infectious than encephalitis. It’s even got a sweet cover of Cheap Trick’s “Come On, Come On.” Look for The Barreracudas on tour with Davila 666 in October!
New York Honeys
***THE BARRERACUDAS are part of new wave of Atlantans strapping on guitars for Douchemaster. These dudes have been kicking around the ATL for years under different titles, and they've finally found a home at the bottom. It's got a generous dose of ‘70s bar rock vibe but with quicker tempos and moderately blown out vocals. It's easy to utilize influences from 1970 to '75 and come off like clowns wearing ass hats, but the The Barreracudas did a great job of avoiding the pretense of the era and getting it right on the money.