May 20, 2010

VIBES - "Psychic Seven Inch" (NotNotFun)

Every family has a freak (or two). Every deck's got a wild card.Some have them all..but,we've got VIBES . Ante up. NNF's loosest cannons return to the recording format with, "Psychic," a blown-out briar patch of basement garage fantasy masquerading as obscurist protest Nu-funk--and the band's first vinyl statement. Recorded in Eagle Rock on a 'last legs'-style four track, the EP's four songs are jacked deep in the red, with fuzz bass, wah shrapnel, vocal sloganeering, and drum racket all fighting for tape room. Competition is fierce. Recent live faves like 'Dead Horses' and 'Night Court' appear in particularly revved-up form, as do the first two Vibes songs ever written, 'Psychic' and 'Prisms Of Fame.' All bases are covered. All soul trains are derailed. Black vinyl 33 RPM singles in full-color fold-over sleeves with collage artwork and lettering by Cameron Stallones, photographs by Caitlin C. Mitchell, plus a rant-y revolution scrapbook insert.I'm into it.

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