Three Dimensional Tanx – Attack

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While the origins of the band itself date back to 16 years ago, the origins of the sound it subscribes to date back to more than 40 years ago. Three Dimensional Tanx is a psychedelic rock act from Lancaster, U.K. that has drawn comparisons to The Stooges, and MC5.  The new album, Attack, will be released on August 29th and Three Dimensional Tanx have released Son of Go as the first single.

Clocking in at 1:52, this is a brief, yet joyous bit of ‘60s garage rock.  The organ work leads one to believe that Ray Manzarek of The Doors has returned from the grave to record with this quintet. This is the most intricate aspect of the tune; all other instrumentation is rather simple. The raw-toned guitars make their presence known in only the intro and bridge. Even though the rhythm section dominates the verses, there’s nothing greatly complex about the bass or drums either. The organ complements these instruments and adds a surf rock ambiance to the resulting track.

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A listen to some of the previous albums will reveal some much lengthier songs, such as Caterpillar; this one makes heavy use of synthesizers and drags on past the seven-minute mark. Clark’s Momentum takes its own sweet time as well with more than eight-and-a-half minutes of spaced-out instrumentals. The Son of Go single and five other releases can all be found on the group’s Bandcamp site.

Son of Go is just a small sample of what’s in store from a retro ensemble that’s been on the scene for almost two decades and shows no signs of slowing down. Another chapter in Three Dimensional Tanx history will come with the release of Attack at the end of the month.

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