The Retinas are a post punk, garage rock band from Philadelphia. Their latest E.P. “Chaba” features five of their best songs yet drawing comparisons to the likes of The Smoking Popes, Guided By Voices and The Strokes. Vocalist/Guitarist Tom McHugh shares some of his favorite songs in this weeks edition of “Five For Friday” but first check out the video for The Retinas song “Accident” from their “Chaba” cassette E.P. available now from CMM.
The Strokes – The Modern Age
This is my favorite song of all time. The song begins with the drums and the rhythm guitar perfectly on the off off beat from each other. The lyrics have made sense for every period of my life since I first heard it. They begin as a book begins, placing the setting “Up on a hill is where we begin, this little story, long time ago”. Really well written and executed.
Pangea – Love & Alcohol
This song has some of the most brutally beautiful lyrics of all time. It has a dying sarcasm in the way he sings the song, accompanied by a classic down home guitar.
Jay Retard – No Time
Very different from a lot of his other stuff and I love it cause it sounds like it was recorded next to someone dying in a hospital.
The Chelsea Kills – Toe The Line
One of our favorite bands to play with. Stellar lyrics, awesome guitar lines, probably our favorite song of theirs.
Natural Child – Dogbite
Pump up song everyday.