Excellent shambling, raw scrape from Portland, OR’s THE WHINES, from a C-90 compilation cassette called “Sunset Grillers” that came out in 2010.
Anyone know if The Whines are still active?
THE WHINES are a band from Portland, OR, who’re a pretty razor-sharp approximation of what a scuzzed-out psychedelic rock band of the 60s would sound like if they’d been exposed to all the iterations and flavors of psych, punk, grunge and garage in the intervening years. While this song, “Cut Meat”, from 2010’s “Hell to Play” album, is pretty straightforward if a bit of an ear-bleeder, they’re not all like this. They can zig folky, zag heavy, and drop out and go totally weird on ya as well. I loved their split record last year with The Burning Yellows, and I think we all need to keep an eye peeled for more from these mindbenders.