Dirtnap hasn’t released a 7-inch in a few years, but this one was worth breaking the dry streak! Patsy’s Rats is Portland power (pop) couple Patsy Gelb and Christian Blunda (aka Billy Jeans from Mean Jeans). Rounding out the lineup is a revolving door of rhythm sections that compromises a who’s-who of Portland bass-players and drummers. (On these recordings it’s Steve and Jon from Mope Grooves).
Patsy’s Rats have already accomplished a lot for a newish band that doesn’t even have a full length out. They’ve toured Europe with Giant Sand (and another Euro tour planned for September 2017), had some songs on the Green Room soundtrack, and released four 7-inches (This is the fourth. Or is it the 3rd?) on four different labels. These will be compiled on a singles-compilation on Bachelor Records, with an all-new record recorded and in the can.
Two absolutely note-perfect guitar-pop rockers, with Gelb taking the vocal lead on side A, and Blunda leading side B. Really, this epitomizes everything a 7-inch should stand for: two great songs that leave you wanting more. And there’s more on the way…