Hank Smith – “2 Guys”

Jeff Cubbison

L.A. musician drops propulsive, reverb-drenched rock stunner

Hank Smith is a Los Angeles-based musician who plays drums in punk band Hugh Effo, following time spent as a member of dream-pop trio Mama Kokomo. Lately Smith has been workshopping solo material, efforts which include a spirited Pet Sounds cover album that he released earlier this year. Now he’s delivered his first original solo track, the propulsive lo-fi indie rock stunner “2 Guys.”

“2 Guys” is a glorious reverb-fueled jam combining rollicking lo-fi guitars, pummeling garage percussion, dreamy synth flourishes and ebullient vocals soaked in a hazy sheen. It’s a beautifully layered track weaving in countless washes of static and stabbing riffs amidst a flurry of catchy melodies and powerful verses. Smith’s voice cuts through the swirling noise with passion and intention. Overall, it’s a crunchy elixir of noise-pop and indie rock, and a hugely promising step for Smith in his first official solo outing.

You can buy the tune HERE and sample it below.

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