Appropriately unveiled just days ahead of Valentine’s, we’re happy to premiere The Ragcoats first single, “I Need Your Love,” taken from their forthcoming full-length record due out this summer on Cold Lunch Recordings. This raucous dose of southern psychedelia is the perfect soundtrack for wooing your partner, especially if you’re partaking in some mind-altering mental enhancements (I’m talking `shrooms, folks).
The tracks pounding garage rock guitars and howling lead vocals are set against a bed of gentle ooh’s and aah’s that unfurl into a massive layered wall of sound. It’s a quick 2 and a half minutes but there’s no wasted time here as the band induces a euphoric jangle begging the listener to let their inhibitions go.
It’s no surprise the band came together at the Adams, TN camping festival Bobfest; an altogether appropriate meeting grounds for like-minded individuals to bond through the aforementioned mental enhancements (again, shrooms). Additionally, it’s clear that the band has spent a significant amount of time playing together live, as the energy captured here could only come from a band firing together on all cylinders.
“I Need Your Love” is a striking introduction that comes with a anticipatory reminder that when live shows start back up again, The Ragcoats should be at the top of our collective lists.