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Top 10 Songs of the Week (6/10)

on June 10, 2016, 12:30pm
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09. Spook the Herd – “App Tofu”

unnamed Top 10 Songs of the Week (6/10)

Half of Boston’s bands get slapped with a ’90s throwback tag. Sure, they favor that crunchy, gritty grunge tone and pull it off impeccably well, but there’s an impressive awareness of melody that makes the city’s acts stand out. Spook the Herd is proof. Jesse Weiss (Palehound, Grass Is Green) and Abe Kimball (Vending Machetes) formed the band between tours, funneling all their creative juices into various singles that hurl and wretch with colorful, heady hooks. Weiss’ attention to production on “App Tofu” keeps them floating above the rest. It’s barely a minute and a half, but it wastes no time with filler. There are heavy guitars, smashing drums, and twisted vocal turns that make it addictive in its relentlessness — exactly the type of well-written material that earns Boston’s rock scene a cult following. —Nina Corcoran


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