A few weeks ago, Left Arm announced it was trekking up to Detroit to record with notable garage-rock producer Jim Diamond. The fruits of its labor (along with a set of pictures, family vacation-style) are now in -- and, well, wow. I've listened to this song at least ten times already, and it's not getting old. Think the urgency of early Ramones, coupled with the unhinged mania of the Jesus Lizard (and its Amphetamine Reptile brethren) and, of course, a sleazy, grimy Detroit sheen. Download. Now.MP3: Left Arm, "Electric Babies"
Left Arm will be at the Stagger Inn in Edwardsville tonight with the Blind Eyes and Kentucky Knife Fight, and at the East Loop Block Party this Saturday at 12:30 p.m. In the future, the trio's opening for the Pink Spiders at the Bluebird (September 30) and the Safes at Lemmons (October 11).