"Maybe You're Coming Down With It" The High Strung
Song of the Day Friday, September 23, 2011
The High Strung, “Maybe You're Coming Down With It”
Midwest bands have always possessed a knack for blurring genres. When Cheap Trick pierced pop’s consciousness in the ’70s, the quartet were branded power pop, new wave, hard rock and even heavy metal. The High Strung, a Detroit group that now calls Brooklyn home, pull off a similar feat. Halfway through “Maybe You're Coming Down With It,” it’s not altogether clear whether these dudes make garage rock, post-punk or, once again, power pop. Singer Josh Malerman caps off the confusion with a clipped falsetto that betrays an adolescence steeped in the joys of Led Zeppelin’s Houses of the Holy. -- Justin Farrar
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