Californian Trio Return With Their Rugged Doo Wop Surf Rock

THE MUFFS

WHOOP DEE DOO

(BURGER AND CHERRY RED)

8/10

The Californian Trio Return With Their Rugged Doo Wop Surf Rock

 

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Whoop Dee Doo marks not only The Muffs sixth studio album but also their first release in a decade, as they’ve been on hiatus since shortly after the release of Really Really Happy in 2004. The old school sounds of harmonized group backing vocals, organ, bass, drums and guitar gives the album the superfluity and effortlessness encompassed by diffident song titles like Paint By Numbers and I Get It. This album has the surf grunge sound of their Southern California roots alongside ironic, mock mid-America songs like Take A Take A Me and the 50’s jive of Forever. Featuring unpretentious simplicity in a striped back blend of guitar driven rock and doo-wop, this album throws The Muffs back into the ring, fighting off modern rivals Best Coast and Cayetana.

 

Paula Frost