12 Songs, 32 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

This could be the hardest-rocking album of 2015. The Tacoma, Wash.–based garage rockers’ original albums—1965’s Here Are the Sonics and 1966’s Boom—outdid their competition. Fifty years after that debut album, original Sonics members Gerry Roslie (keyboards, vocals), Larry Parypa (guitar, vocals), and Rob Lind (sax, harmonica, vocals) are backed by bassist Freddie Dennis (The Kingsmen) and drummer Dusty Watson (Dick Dale, Agent Orange) and produced by Jim Diamond (White Stripes, Dirtbombs) in what they call “earth-shaking mono”—and it’s 10 times more gloriously raw and energized than most groups one-third of their age.

EDITORS’ NOTES

This could be the hardest-rocking album of 2015. The Tacoma, Wash.–based garage rockers’ original albums—1965’s Here Are the Sonics and 1966’s Boom—outdid their competition. Fifty years after that debut album, original Sonics members Gerry Roslie (keyboards, vocals), Larry Parypa (guitar, vocals), and Rob Lind (sax, harmonica, vocals) are backed by bassist Freddie Dennis (The Kingsmen) and drummer Dusty Watson (Dick Dale, Agent Orange) and produced by Jim Diamond (White Stripes, Dirtbombs) in what they call “earth-shaking mono”—and it’s 10 times more gloriously raw and energized than most groups one-third of their age.

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