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Stream Salad Boys Metalmania (First Listen)

“Dream Date,” the lead single from Salad Boys’ Metalmania, is one of those rock songs that will stop you in your tracks. It’s good-time guitar music with a barely discernible melancholy streak, and I have often compared it to the Only Ones’ 1978 punk classic “Another Girl, Another Planet” — one of the highest possible […]

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Salad Boys – “No Taste Bomber”

Christchurch, New Zealand’s Salad Boys might be young, but their worn, scratchy, soulfully lost music exists very much within the lineage of their hometown’s chiming, clanging, generally legendary indie-rock scene. (They’ve even worked as the touring backing band for the Clean’s David Kilgour.) “No Taste Bomber” follows “Dream Date” as the second song we’ve posted […]

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Salad Boys – “Dream Date”

New Zealand rockers Salad Boys may have formed with an inside-joke band name that derived from misheard lyrics, but three years later they’re a serious presence with the charging pop tunes. The Christchurch trio has supported bands like Sebadoh, the Bats, and Parquet Courts on tour along with performing as the backing band for their […]