In this edition of our song of the week feature The Mixed-Tape the spotlight turns to Cruising’s new single ‘You Made Me Do That’.
Instilled with a relentless lo-fi tone the close quarters feel of Cruising’s visceral take on the genre is established from the outset with a fuzz laden guitar that aggressively dominates the track’s opening.
With the recording almost growling with distortion and harmonically overdriven elements clashing into one another the nihilistic tonality of ‘You Made Me Do That’ rumbles through the bang and clatter of the song’s harsh, sonic backdrop.
With the record’s dynamically charged scope moving with each shuddering rhythm Cruising fuse their garage and noise-pop leanings into a sound that washes over the listener. Driven forward by the song’s snarling lead vocal, ‘You Made Me Do That’ is given an added layer to the single’s over all feel with the vocal crackling and distorting the edges of the recording, melding with the cacophonous textures that form the track’s rumbling landscape.
Harsh, to the point and turbulent in its sound, ‘You Made Me Do That’ is a blend of the best elements of the garage, noise and lo-fi genres. Stylistically cohesive, Cruising are a band with the courage of their convictions fully committing to the aggressive tone of their music while never becoming lost or over-powered by it.
It is for these reasons that ‘You Made Me Do That’ by Cruising is this weeks addition to “The Mixed-Tape”. The single is out now via Soft Power Records. To read the previous additions to the feature click here.