The Wans – ‘Run Baby Run’ (EP stream) (premiere)

The Wans' brand of rock aims straight for the groin, rollicking and raunchy.

Of the dozens of factions of rock consumers and producers who spearhead movements based around what rock should and shouldn’t be, one of the most prominent claims that rock should be, above all else, primal. The Wans fit squarely into this movement as their brand of rock aims straight for the groin, rollicking and raunchy. It’s a sound that draws from the riffs of Led Zeppelin, Alice in Chains, and Queens of the Stone Age and it’s a sound that is covered in grime and dust, looming large. Subscribing to the Spinal Tap philosophy of “turn it up to 11″, their new EP Run Baby Run pumps wall after wall of sound out of disintegrating amps; it’s the kind of rock ‘n’ roll that made the parents nervous 40 years ago.

“After we recorded our last record He Said, She Said, we hit the road pretty hard and didn’t stop for about a year and a half. We met so many interesting people on the road along with a lot of drunken shenanigans, which inspired a lot of the songs,” lead singer and guitarist Simon Kerr says. “We recorded and mixed these six songs in about a week so the process was quick enough where we had no time to think. That explain’s the chaotic nature of the record.”

“Everything was recorded live & completely analog,” he continues. “That’s the way we like it!”

The WansRun Baby Run releases June 24th.