Single Review: Flight Club - "Discount Drugs"
Open Your Ears Records
There’s been a mainstream resurgence of good ole fashioned rock music as of late and it’s been refreshing to our ears. However, it’s been since artists such as The Strokes, The White Stripes, Jet, The Vines, The Hives, etc… that we had a lo-fi, garage rock sound to get excited about – until now! With their new EP Recreational Love due out on November 15, 2019, Richmond, Virginia’s Flight Club gives us our first taste of it with the release of “Discount Drugs.” This song is dirty, dripping with swagger, and seamlessly combines their garage rock flare with the grittiness of punk rock. The melody throughout the verses instantly pulls you in as the passion-soaked vocals delivers the opening lines, “What a lovely day but my head’s still spinning, from a lonely girl and a night of sinning.” The cockiness wrapped within the vocals adds honesty to the lyrics and gives you that “he’s a bad boy” feeling as he sings you through his tale of being out on his own with a job, apartment, etc.., as he’s also still holding on to the “what am I missing” feeling of a reckless youth. As you hit the chorus, the pounding drum roll and guitar riff kick up a notch and smash together with the vocals as he hammers home the powerful line to tie everything together, “roll the dice and set me free.” Flight Club gives us a sound reminiscent of all the lo-fi garage rock that’s come before them. However, where those bands seemed to overproduce their material in order to sound under produced, Flight Club delivers a raw, authentic sound that feels like a garage band turned up the microphones and amps one notch louder than they should be and it’s causing the sounds to bounce all over the place in the best possible way - from wall to wall, floor to ceiling.