Ah, THE TRAPS…when you hear the word “garage” does it make you want to leave the room? I can relate. Beaten over the head, we’ve been.

The horse that was once merely dead is now a paste on the linoleum. Garage songs sell cars.

Needless to say, THE TRAPS would be last on the list for ad men’s fancy.

Sometimes you see or hear something that is so the raw ingredient of what was once great in your life that it stands out…or in this case, hunches over with a thread of saliva from its chin to its knee.

This is THE TRAPS.
From Providence Rhode Island circa 2003-2004.
Very very heavy.
Very very simple.
Recorded in an unwaveringly care-free manner.
3 young men:
2 very mellow dudes playing guitars thru towers of fried amplification.
1 very loud dude from Illinois playing what sounds like a bass drum and a 40″ ride cymbal.

Coachwhips played with them, then I came home and tried to rip them off, but I wasn’t man enough to fit these balls in the front seat. We’ve collected their 6 tracks from a CDr only EP as well as 4 tracks pulled from a dusty box of cassettes by yours truly. Spit shined in mastering and with all new original artwork by Dusty Petersen, “Boom Pow Awesome Wow” is the perfect antidote to the G-word selling more yet meaning less.

– John Dwyer

Out on Castle Face Records January 28th