When Daptone Records introduced WICK Records as their new subsidiary rock label in 2015, I was thrilled and have kept a close eye on all of their releases ever since. One band that caught my attention at the end of last year was The Ar-Kaics.
Creating a classic raw, garage punk sound, The Ar-Kaics most definitely know how to rock and their music has been rolling for a few years now with what looks to be one of their earliest releases back in 2013.
Hailing from Richmond, Virginia, The Ar-Kaics signed to Wick Records last year, releasing their first single Just My Life last October. Today I’ve been checking out some of the band’s early releases (pre-Daptone) and there are lots worth checking out!
In 2013 the band released a self titled demo album and this is where I’ve found today’s song! The track was later featured on their debut LP which was released in the Summer of 2014, but it’s the rawness of the demo version that I really love! No Good is just over three minutes of unpolished snarling psych guitars, fleshy beats and roaring vocals. Check it out above and also check out Sick and Tired below; this is a joint favourite from the album so I’m sharing both!