California X – “Hadley, MA”

Massachusetts fuzz-punks California X are a few weeks away from releasing their sophomore LP Nights In The Dark. “Hadley, MA,” the third of the songs they’ve shared from the album, is a lot softer and slower and more bittersweet than previous singles “Nights In The Dark” and “Red Planet.” It’s a bit of a scraped-out dirge, honestly, though it still ascends to the sunbaked classic-rock heights this band regularly strives for. The song-ending guitar solo, in particular, shows that they’re in no hurry to shake the Dinosaur Jr. comparisons that habitually follow them around. Listen to the song below.

(via Consequence Of Sound)

Nights In The Dark is out 1/13 on Don Giovanni.

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