Tasty Waves

by The Safes

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    THIS IS THE ELECTRIC BLUE VERSION: Fresh and hot out of the garage rock’n’roll oven that is The Safes comes the newest addition to their glimmering discography Tasty Waves. A warm, inventive, catchy, dirty and clean collection of funny, dark, sad and satirical songs you were probably not expecting to hear from these guys. For the uninitiated, they pack the punch of Stiff Records stalwarts (Nick Lowe, Dave Edmunds) lyrically with hints of Zombies, Big Star and Bobby Fuller, musically. But this isn’t just any other garage rock’n’roll record, Tasty Waves is a musical and lyrical hang ten complete with wipeouts and endless full tunnel runs, top to bottom. Comes with digital download card, full color jacket and insert with lyrics.

    ** Preview the first track from Tasty Waves, "Hometown" at youtu.be/Dggd1VhHfqo

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    THIS IS THE SEA BLUE VERSION: Fresh and hot out of the garage rock’n’roll oven that is The Safes comes the newest addition to their glimmering discography Tasty Waves. A warm, inventive, catchy, dirty and clean collection of funny, dark, sad and satirical songs you were probably not expecting to hear from these guys. For the uninitiated, they pack the punch of Stiff Records stalwarts (Nick Lowe, Dave Edmunds) lyrically with hints of Zombies, Big Star and Bobby Fuller, musically. But this isn’t just any other garage rock’n’roll record, Tasty Waves is a musical and lyrical hang ten complete with wipeouts and endless full tunnel runs, top to bottom. Comes with digital download card, full color jacket and insert with lyrics.

    ** Preview the first track from Tasty Waves, "Hometown" at youtu.be/Dggd1VhHfqo

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** Preview the first track from Tasty Waves, "Hometown" at youtu.be/Dggd1VhHfqo

The Safes:
Frankie O’Malley: vocals, guitars, drums,
piano, Wurlitzer, vibes, sleigh bells
Patrick O’Malley: vocals, guitars
Dex Fontaine: drums
Curt Schmelz: bass

Guest Musicians:
Siobhan Hunter: violins
Dominique DiValerio: French horn
Ben Levin-O’Leary: trumpet

Produced by Patrick O’Malley
Recorded by Brian Deck and Patrick O’Malley
Recorded at IV Lab and StudiO’Malley
Mixed by Frankie O’Malley, Patrick O’Malley and Brian Deck
Mixed at StudiO’Malley and at Brian Deck’s home studio
Mastered by Josh Bonati at Bonati Mastering
Assistant Engineer at IV Lab: Shane Hendrickson
Design by X10
Photograph by Andrew Ballantyne

All songs written by Frankie O’Malley, except “Streets and Sanitation” by Frankie O’Malley and Patrick O’Malley
Better Safe Than Sorry (ASCAP)
℗ and © Copyright 2017 O’Brothers’ Records, LLC

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released September 8, 2017

BIO:
The Safes possess that unique chemistry that only exists when a talented group of siblings form a band (ala The Kinks, The Breeders, The Stooges, Redd Kross, JAMC, Right Said Fred). Call ‘em “garage-kissed power pop” (San Francisco Chronicle), “Atomic pop” (Rolling Stone), or simply “wild and crazy” (Chicago Tribune), The Safes have collected plenty of accolades for however you’d like to sum up their expert-level snappy songwriting and sharp showmanship. Now, with the band’s latest album Tasty Waves, the brothers O’Malley (Frankie and Patrick) with drummer Dex Fontaine and bassist Curt Schmelz are bringing the music of The Safes to both their loyal fans and a whole new set of ears. When it came to getting this sweet sound down in the studio, the boys teamed up again with seasoned record producer Brian Deck (Modest Mouse, The Shins). The band’s “smart, melodic music” (NPR) is rooted in ‘60s-70s inspirations such as The Who, Rockpile, Big Star, Elvis Costello – artists who knew how to deliver big on record and on stage. Contemporary comparisons such as Thee Oh Sees, Ty Segal, Generationals and Mikal Cronin make a whole lot of sense, too.

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