We’re not sure what it is about shoegazey noise-pop bands, but they always tend to sneak up on us. Enter Coaches, a new-ish Boston band that caught our attention within the first few seconds of debut single “amisarewaswere” (which we assume is broken up and pronounced as “Am Is Are Was Were”).
We’re no doubt a sucker for that fuzzed out bliss, as WZBC Flyweight so eloquently puts it, and Coaches seem to have captured the essence on their first swing. Add in a lyrical shout out to “Massachusetts summer nights” under the distorted college-rock vocals, and we’re buying in.
And so with a band name Google difficulty rating of 7.8, we’ll give you all the details you need to know: Coaches are playing Church on June 21, the lads met here in Boston while attending college (they won’t specify which one, so take a wild guess) and they individually hail from such exotic places as Washington DC, Florida, Colorado, and Pennsylvania. Coaches started as an acoustic project, which is pretty funny when considering how noisy their brand of guitar-rock is currently.
“We had fun with it for a while, playing songs I’d write and making them sound as noisy as we could on acoustic instruments,” says frontman Brady, who grew up on the DC hardcore/punk scene. “Eventually though I kind of felt like I was losing a part of myself and grew to resent my inability to be loud as hell.”
And despite their out-of-town origins, Coaches are invested in helping grow the Boston music scene beyond the people who attend shows.
“I’d love for music to mean more to Boston’s culture than I personally believe it does at the moment, and if we could help that in any way it would mean a lot to me,” he adds. “I think Boston’s underground is really supportive at the moment but we need some legitimate all ages and/or set price venues around to lend a hand in helping the talent here get noticed.”
Check out the aforementioned “amisarewaswere” below, both via Bandcamp and the YouTube clip.