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Beat This

by The Aesthetics

This is the vinyl LP version of Beat This. Alt Power Rock/Pop trio ranging from quirky modern, power chord infused Rock to Blues and Psychobilly.
Genre: Rock: Garage Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Let's Riot
3:14 album only
2. Long Night
3:45 album only
3. Benny in Your Pants
3:57 album only
4. Thinking of You
4:12 album only
5. Lucky Guy
3:53 album only
6. California Take #1
0:29 album only
7. All the Way from California
4:03 album only
8. Should've Been Never
5:30 album only
9. Beat This
2:44 album only
10. Baby It's You
2:32 album only
11. Raunchy
1:35 album only
12. Radar Test
2:01 album only
13. Milk Cow Blues
3:15 album only


Album Notes
The Aesthetics have been playing their unique brand of alt Rock/Pop/Punk since the early 1980's. Based in the Northern California/San Francisco Bay area, this new release "Beat This" mixes twangy guitar licks, powerful bass runs and punchy drum rhythms into a conglomeration of songs that run from future "classic" Aesthetics originals to several scorching renditions of some timeless 1950's/'60's hits.

"I suppose that it could be coincidence that all the members of The Aesthetics share the same surname, but I doubt it for their album “Beat This” sounds like the work of a band of brothers.
This band of brothers clearly share a love for the history of power pop with most of the songs on this album being heavily seasoned with radio friendly chords and a reverence for the vocal stylings of the past and, although most of the songs are written by the band, they aren’t outdistanced by their choice of cover versions. Nonetheless it is interesting that it is the instrumental songs – such as “Radar Test” – that stick most in the mind. A victory for virtuosity over voice perhaps?
Albums like this tend to have honesty going in their favour and there is no doubt in my mind that The Aesthetics are what they appear to be and they are, in all likelihood, the kind of band you would like to acquaint yourselves with on any Friday night in your favourite bar. As a bonus, this album is also available on vinyl. Vinyl is good."




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