The Figgs - Casino Hayes [7-inch] (Cover Artwork)
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The Figgs

Casino Hayes [7-inch] (2010)


Casino Hayes is the latest 7" from the Figgs, a long-running NY punk act with a wealth of releases to their name already. This one teases a forthcoming full-length with one song from the upcoming The Man Who Fights Himself ("Liar Liar scene"?) and a previously unreleased B-side.

The A side title track of this is a mid-tempo punk 'n' roll number with slight garage and power-pop tones and an okay hook within. While not terribly original it definitely doesn't recall any band too directly. "Another Point of View," on the flipside, is a lighter, slighty country-inflected jangler with a bit of a Westerberg vibe--which makes sense, as Tommy Stinson has apparently played with the band before.

This may not make anyone foam for the mouth for the Figgs' next LP, but it's a decent taste at least.