New - Psychic Teens - Rip
How about something a little evil to get you along on your Tuesday afternoon?
Join the Psychic Teens network from the City of Brotherly Love who do a fantastic job of channeling early post punk into a remarkably modern sounding record. Assaulitve noise defines the sound and I was shocked to discover they were a three members large from the wall of sound crashing out of my headphones.
Furious drumming drives dark reverbed guitar and bellowing bass. Frontman Larry Ragone sounds like a Ian Curtis with a sarcastic sneer as he wails over the commotion, so thick at times to fit loosely under the “shoegaze” banner. This is another band that falls under that realm of darker, Jesus and Mary Chain inspired shoegaze that we reference so often as being led as A Place to Bury Strangers.
But Psychic Teens bring their own ingredients to the equation, with their looser, punk rock approach. Their second record COME is not quite as furious as Destruction Unit, but one of the more devilish takes on the sound. A very cool record. - MO