You ever get that feeling? I’m not sure it qualifies as déjà vu, but more of a “something in the air” thing. I don’t know.
Point being, it’s almost a year to the day since we premiered “Newport Pleasure Sickness” from NJ rockers C.R. and the Degenerates. Now, Speak Into My Good Eye is happy to host another exclusive from Chris Gennone & co. in the form of single “Operation Smiles.”
The track, off of the band’s forthcoming LP Degeneration, marks another step forward for the prolific songwriter as C.R. and the Degenerates circle themselves in jet fuel during the shining pop verses only to ignite the incendiary choruses and intros/outros around them.
“The title comes from the police investigation and shut down of an old strip club in New Jersey called Smiles,” shares Gennone. “The song itself is just about the general feeling of being lost and trying to find a better place.”
Although the excellent rock cut addresses that sort of mindset of trying to catch up with a life that’s speeding right by at times, C.R. and the Degenerates have certainly hit a sweet spot in the here and now.
Stream C.R. and the Degenerates’ “Operation Smiles” below and look for Degeneration out July 7th via Sniffling Indie Kids.
Upcoming C.R. and the Degenerates Shows:
6/21 – groove on grove – jersey city
6/23 – clash bar – Clifton
6/29 – muchmores – Brooklyn
6/30 – meatlocker – Montclair
7/01 – Eris temple arts – Philadelphia
7/02 – Flemington diy – flemington
7/07 – stoshs – fair lawn (record release show with lkffct, kult of Mary, rosey Bengal and Francie moon)