Blunt Bangs

Athens, GA

Proper Smoker, the debut LP from indie-supergroup Blunt Bangs, is proof that power pop remains perennial. Following a move to Athens, GA from Jacksonville, FL, Reggie Youngblood (Black Kids) and Cash Carter (Tracy Shedd, The Cadets) settled into the storied scene and recruited veteran song slinger Christian "Smokey" DeRoeck (who had previously moved to Athens following his tenure in Woods) to round out the band’s central songwriting unit. If the result is a tightly-spun collection of hooks that sounds like longtime friends making music for themselves with the hope that others would also enjoy it, that’s by design -- that was precisely Blunt Bangs’ plan all along. As Carter attests, “This band gives me the opportunity to play music with my friends that I would love listening to. We made a record we wanted to hear.”
Blunt Bangs