"Peppergood," the final track from the Samps' recent self-titled debut EP, sounds as if it were being played in another, less buttoned-up world, where summers of funk were commonplace and people had wider pants to dance in. Maybe those parachute thangies. In any case, the Samps' relationship with Ariel Pink (member Cole M. Greif-Neill was also a player in Pink's Haunted Graffiti) isn't hard to spot, and the warm, 70's vibe of the latter is fully intact in the former. It drifts between dance-readiness and experimental oddness, without throwing us off track. More than anything, it sounds to us like the beginning of summer. Oh shit! That's actually today! Our jeans won't leave our legs!
The Samps, Peppergood