Maniac- Chola Queen 7” ~EX CUTE LEPERS!

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Maniac- Chola Queen 7” ~EX CUTE LEPERS! - NO FRONT TEETH - Dead Beat Records
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Maniac- Chola Queen 7” ~EX CUTE LEPERS!

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Maniac- Chola Queen 7”.  For the uninitiated Maniac features singer/bassist Zache Davis (Cute Lepers, The Girls) along side Andrew Zappin, Justin Maurer, and James Carman (all currently in the great L.A. Drugz). This new single is an absolute crackler. Maniac takes that '77 punk/powerpop thing I'm so into and totally makes it their own, infusing frenetic, new wavey guitars and pushing tempos that will leave you breathless. Few other bands could cover '70s Swedish pop star Harpo and make it sound like one of their originals. "Chola Queen", featuring Davis on lead vocals and is a scorching reinterpretation of Harpo's 1974 single "My Teenage Queen". It’s the perfect introduction to what Maniac are all about. It's pure energy from the jump, propelled by super-punchy guitars and Carman's exuberant drumming. If you're having a bad day and need a quick jolt of awesome, this song will definately do the trick.