Andrew Shaw – bass
Bryant Gordon – guitar, keyboard
Kris Green – drums
Matt Hoenes – guitar, vocals
Albino Father = The Cramps / Koala Temple
Albino Father are the type of psych band who get the dance bug itchin’ … ’cept it’s for a spooky dance. Drummer Kris Green’s kick-syncopated backbeat opens “Rats” with the stringed instruments punching in a groove, and the lead guitar’s high notes and riffing generate anticipation. Frontman Matt Hoenes sneaks in with effects-laden vocals, and the cymbals crash to rope in the party. “Rats” is a balanced track wherein each instrument fills its role at the proper time, and the band synergistically doesn’t fix what’s not broken about rock n’ roll. “Rats” demonstrates that simplicity rewards a band with catchiness, a quality for which Albino Father have a penchant that proves successful, time and time again. It’s the hooks, baby.