You could call Baltimore-D.C. area quintet AMFMS retro revivalists, but there’s not really one particular bygone style that they’re trying to bring back. Instead, their sound is a snarling collision of glam, garage, psych, punk, alt-rock, classic rock, and pretty much every other style that’s ever been made by boys with leather jackets and cool haircuts. Their anthemic new single, “Teenage Fight Song,” manages to sound like the Strokes trying to sound like Fugazi, with a little Mission of Burma thrown on top, and its super-saturated and fairly trippy video is just as excellent as the song itself.
“Teenage Fight Song” will appear on the band’s self-titled debut EP, out May 5.
March 25: Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room