TRACK PREMIERE: SALT LICK “DOCTOR (OF LOVE)”
Salt Lick is the very new L.A. trio with heavy connections to Permanent Records, Mock Records, Jesus Sons and that particularly collector-y Bonehead Crunchers/Crushers/etc.-style blunt-object 70s rock ‘n’ roll, and “Doctor (Of Love)” is the A-side of their coming 45. It’s enthusiastically working the same grinding vibes of that recently rediscovered wave of old-school weirdos who got lost somewhere between prog rock they couldn’t play and punk rock they didn’t get, and who’s we-just-wanna-rock! 45s ended up creating a whole micro-genre of longhair off-the-grid proto-proto-punk. (Salt Lick also claims as an influence “the one good song on a bunch of major label LPs from the early 70s,” which is also very accurate—and Permanent/RidingEasy’s own Brown Acid comps also make a nice sampler of this sound.) Anyway—Salt Lick’s “Doctor of Love” 45 lurches into life on Fri., Aug. 3, from Permanent—pre-order here!—and Salt Lick plays Thurs., Aug. 2, at Resident with the excellent Shivas and Cool Ghouls.