After posting the wall-pinning track “Muchos Dracula” from Seattle’s TEA COZIES for you yesterday, I decided to do a little back catalog digging on the band in order to provide you with a more rounded picture of this band. Like I said yesterday, their oeuvre goes back to 2006, and it looks like they’ve been laying pretty low for the last three years. Thankfully it’s all on Bandcamp so you can do your own exploring.
My take is that they’re probably peaking right now, because nothing, aside from a great, poppy 2008 45 called “Pretty Pages”, can touch their wild new track. Tea Cozies are rooted in post-punk gronk, along with glossy sheen of fairly indie-esque pop music, and in the right hands that could still be some dangerous stuff. Their album “Hot Probs” from 2009 is more like B- material, with several songs approaching the 6-minute mark and one chorus too many on the others. I’m all for seeing where they go next after this recent mp3 leakage. You still with me?