Fear of Men (image via Kanine Records)

TRACK: Fear of Men – “Sleeper” (Ty Segall cover)

This song is so god damn good. This band is so god damn good. For those who don’t have a history with Fear of Men, their album Loom from earlier this year has proven to be one of the best releases of 2014.
I really love how the propulsive drumming kicks in behind the opening dream sequence guitar here and the wispy backing vocals. It just collides so well with the lyrics, “I want to sleep all day and go away.” When a song can match those two tones so efficiently, it’s sonic perfection. I know this is a Ty Segall cover from last year, but Fear of Men soften the edges here and make this song their own and for the better.