Vertical Scratchers – These Plains (Stream)

by Steven Spoerl

In any given news month there are going to be things that slip through the cracks, only to be discovered later on in an untimely manner. Depending on the quality of whatever’s discovered, though, time can become irrelevant. This is one of those cases. Vertical Scratchers’ debut full-length, Daughter of Everything, will be coming out on February 25th via Merge Records. The band is comprised of two musicians that have made the rounds on several different circuits (Caribou, Enon, Crooks on Tape, etc.). Those circuits rarely overlapped with fiery garage pop but that’s exactly what they’ve served up with “These Plains”, a sub-two minutes blast that serves as one hell of a hook for Daughter of Everything. Stream “These Plains” below.