WAK THERAPISTS - "Bump Stock"
Review by Adam Jones - MUSIC FARMER 5
WAK THERAPISTS Deliver a Bold, Socially Conscious BANGER with "Bump Stock"
Emerging from the depths of His Majesty's Prison system, WAK THERAPISTS have crafted a unique, powerful sound that's nothing short of an adrenaline shot to the senses. Their latest single, "Bump Stock," serves as a potent reminder that the groove-hop rockers are here to make waves and shake up the status quo. I hear Rage Against the Machine's unyielding aggression, Beastie Boys's musical exploration, Modest Mouse's experimental guitar work, and The Barenaked Ladies' grooving vocal prowess - this is undeniably an amazing, exciting and unique sound - one that feels nostalgic yet modern & heavy!
Opening with a laid-back groove that immediately hooks listeners, "Bump Stock" immediately sets the stage to showcase this infectious blend of rock and hip-hop that's as captivating as it is thought-provoking. As the playful vocal melody weaves in and out of funky guitars and bouncy-yet-firm basslines, the band masterfully contrasts the song's serious lyrical content with its undeniably catchy musical arrangement. This intriguing juxtaposition makes "Bump Stock" an incredibly engaging listen that will leave you pressing the repeat button.
The lyrics, penned by frontman Abe "The Pariah" Gladstone, tackle the delicate and complex issue of gun control in the United States. Inspired by the tragic school shootings that plague the nation, Gladstone explores the corruption and profit-driven motivations behind these atrocities. The title "Bump Stock" (a reference to the controversial gun accessory that allows for rapid-fire capabilities) serves as a stark reminder of the real-world consequences of such policies.
Hailed as the 21st century's answer to the Beastie Boys and Rage Against The Machine, Wak Therapists have demonstrated their ability to craft conscientious, controversial, and irresistibly catchy tunes. This talented group has teamed up with Red Tangent Records, a label dedicated to supporting ex-prisoners in the music industry, ensuring that their powerful message reaches the ears of the masses.
"Bump Stock" is undoubtedly an essential addition to any alt-rock fan's playlist. In these uncertain times, Wak Therapists are the musical therapy we all need! Don't miss out on this exciting new single, available on all streaming platforms starting TODAY!
Check out "Bump Stock" by Wak Therapists below!👇