12 Songs, 41 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

One advantage of playing psych-garage-punk is that you can always take the music further. Unlike most genres where you master the form by learning it inside-out, psych-punk is best when its practitioners are checking out what the new pedals can do. Los Angeles–bred Chad Ubovich already played bass with Ty Segall in FUZZ and guitar for Mikal Cronin, so with that résumé he naturally sought to make a project of his own. With several recording partners, Ubovich recorded in San Francisco with Eric “King Riff” Bauer and nailed down hedonistic romps that work as Ramones-like or Hawkwind-esque tracks, with hard rhythms and heady effects.

EDITORS’ NOTES

One advantage of playing psych-garage-punk is that you can always take the music further. Unlike most genres where you master the form by learning it inside-out, psych-punk is best when its practitioners are checking out what the new pedals can do. Los Angeles–bred Chad Ubovich already played bass with Ty Segall in FUZZ and guitar for Mikal Cronin, so with that résumé he naturally sought to make a project of his own. With several recording partners, Ubovich recorded in San Francisco with Eric “King Riff” Bauer and nailed down hedonistic romps that work as Ramones-like or Hawkwind-esque tracks, with hard rhythms and heady effects.

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Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

fuzzwar ,

These Kids Are The Fuggin' Raddest!

This record is awesome (period!) Psychadelic garage punk is the theme. If Syd Barrett fronted The Sword...If Ty Segall played guitar for The Hellacopters...If Black Lips had even more balls...Screw it! No comparison. Thank whatever god you believe in that these kids exist. They are saving the universe sonically.

Thirty2C ,

Great from start to almost finish

This is a genuinely teriffic rock album and a blast from start to finish... almost. Though it starts strong with an atmospheric intro track that zips right into the pounding, chugging rage of "Disorder" and gets, if anything, even better the closer it plugs towards its middle, the final four songs leave something to be desired. On any other album they'd be very solid tracks, but here they feel a bit like they were pushed towards the back so the listener would get the best stuff first. Tracks like "Wahoo," "Gold" and "Him" put these ending numbers to shame. Still, I've yet to hear such a consistently great rock album as "Meatbodies," so I feel that five stars is just.

Alliecork ,

Yes.

saw these guys at Pickathon in Portland and they put on the best show of the festival. Everyone left drenched and happy and buzzing about this band. Do yourself a favor and buy this album and throw punches and head bang in your room to it.

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