CUFFS is a band comprised of 2/3 of the band Pants Yell, a member of Reports and the blonde kid from Big Troubles
"Ride the Snake is very excited to bring you the second 7″ single by
indie pop quartet Cuffs. Hailing from Cambridge, MA, Cuffs is the new
project of Andrew Churchman, who led the highly acclaimed, and now
defunct, Slumberland Records outfit Pants Yell!. Supported by members of
Big Troubles, Reports, and Boston psychedelic rock legends Major Stars,
the group takes a scholarly approach to pop music and DIY history.
Their first single made quite a splash; selling out quickly and bringing
the band personal invitations to play with the likes of Destroyer, Real
Estate and the Pains of being Pure at Heart.
Private View” and “You Could Come True” are Cuff’s latest songs and
arguably, their best to date. The A-side charges out of the gate with
frantic drums, jagged chords and gang vocals. The song still maintains
the melodic jangle Churchman is known for but the band is given enough
space to get wild and top it off with Crazy Horse-style leads. “You
Could Be True” brings the B-side to place somewhere between ’80s New
Zealand and early-’90s Chapel Hill. The pace is reflective and wistful
while the group channels their inner Chills and adds a dash of
Sister-era Sonic Youth.
These two songs are what 7″s singles were made for. Immediately
unforgettable guitar pop that will have you lifting the needle back to
the beginning of the record over and over. File this next to your
Verlaines, Feelies and early Matador Records singles." - Ride The Snake
This product was added to our catalog on Monday 02 July, 2012.