The days of Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello, coordinated pastel polo shirts, and twister in the sand are long gone. If you’re on the west coast it’s “the beach” or “the coast” (shout out to Oregonians), if you’re on the east coast it’s “the shore” (thanks to Jersey Shore that’s all we can think of). That is, unless you’re Boston’s Walter Sickert & The Army of Broken Toys.
Walter Sickert (not to be confused with the early 20th century post-Impressionist artist…we think) & The Army of Broken Toys venture out to the…place by the ocean with their latest single/video “Goth Beach” and proceed to sink more catchy lyrics and hooks into you than a one-handed pirate after a day of drinking in Tortuga.
The crashing snare riding waves of grinding rock and sneer replace the sunshine and parasols with Vincent Price Ice Cream, a spooky little mermaid, Satan drinking lemonade, and a shark smoking cloves. The anthem rock of “Goth Beach” will have you singing along and wishing you were on the next bus to this gloriously alternative destination. Attitude and commanding presence carry the legend of Walter Sickert & The Army of Broken Toys into the latest song. The track itself refuels a commanding sound from a attention-grabbing band.
Walter Sickert & The Army of Broken Toys’ “Goth Beach” rocks. Plain and simple. It is a track that calls for reminiscent familiarity, but is constantly present. Check it out!