We’re pleased to bring you the premiere of The Bingers’ new album Stay Satisfied (listen below), which is scheduled to be officially released on April 21st through Tall Pat Records. You can purchase the album here.
The band comments on the album:
“If there’s any final words we can say about this album, other than BUY NOW, I guess we’d feel pretty comfortable simply calling it the best representation of the last five years playing our kinda music together. Just three midwestern buds pulling through their quarter-life crises together for better or worse. A little rock ‘n’ roll escapism meets self-reflection in the ‘post-truth’ era. Go for a drive with the windows down. Do the twist in your living room. Tell your friends you love them. The world may be ending, but ya don’t gotta be an asshole about it. ;) “
The Bingers will celebrate their new release with a show at Chicago’s Empty Bottle on Thursday, April 20th (more info here).
The Bingers (pronounced “bing-ers,” not “binge-ers”) is made up of brothers Ronnie & Teddy and their longtime friend Jack. All of their songs are written for two guitars and drums, and because all three members began primarily as guitar players and songwriters, they decided to take a cue from bands like the Oblivians and The Gories and switch roles from one song to the next.
Playing a gritty, fuzzed-out mix of surf and garage-rock, The Bingers have released a handful of singles and EPs and have shared stages with acts like Dick Dale, Jack Oblivian, Swami John Reis, and Crocodiles. Their debut LP is the result of an inspired jam session in 2016, and was self-recorded to tape on an old 8-track that the band learned to use (and often had to stop to fix) along the way. Its lo-fi quality perfectly suits their raw, ’70s-influenced sound.
The title Stay Satisfied addresses the many compromises that the band has had to make in order to achieve a cohesive sound from three different minds, and it’s also sound advice for the current state of things: while it’s tough to stay positive in spite of the constant barrage of bad news, it’s important for us to take time out and let ourselves be distracted with good news from time to time to keep us feeling ok.