Basketball Shorts got its start when guitarist Ben Shorts was looking for a way to capture the fun and vital energy of the Austin, TX house party scene. So he started a band with his best friends. First as a joke (which probably explains the band name), but now they are on a mission to write some ridiculously catchy hooks wrapped up in some sweet summer jams. I have never attended an Austin house party so I can’t vouch for whether or not these songs capture the spirit of one, but I had a blast listening to “This Summer”. Energy? Check. Fun? Check. Ridiculously catchy hooks? Double check.
Think of a breezier version of Radioactivity and you’re not too far off the mark. Carefree vocals, drums that have you nodding along in ten seconds flat. Oh, and did I already mention the ridiculously catchy hooks? Maybe they should have dialed back the lead guitar in “Hot And Ready” a bit, but other than that there’s absolutely nothing wrong with these tracks.
- This Summer
- Hot And Ready