The boys of RAYON BEACH recently released a new 7″ from Plastic Spoons Records. It features their dizzying take on crunchy, energetic garage rock with an obvious lo-fi production and some slight nods to psych rock and punk on the other end.
A few places seem to be calling these guys psych as opposed to anything else. I don’t know why that is, because there’s little in their music to actually prove that. The most you could say is that it’s subtle, stemming from the thick and heavy guitar chord blasts. Something a little easier to prove is that they play at a wildly frantic pace and this makes their music seem much less organized than it actually is. They have background effects that add much color to songs, and their use of repetition also helps keeps things interesting. Their fiery hooks are addicting and they do a great job roping you in right off the bat with “Death Rides a Horse”. The closest thing you get to psych rock is that blazing guitar solo smack-dab in the middle – it hits like a ton of bricks and will most definitely keep your attention. Track two makes these guys sound more poppy than anything else, while “Sister Fever” is when most of the sound-deepening effects come into play. In the end these guys seem to have a firm grasp on their sound, and we should see a full-length soon enough via Hozac.
Death Rides a Horse –
Sister Fever –
My Rating: 7/10
Genre/ Tags: Garage Rock, Lo-Fi, Punk
Death Rides a Horse 7″: Tracklist:
1.) Death Rides a Horse
2.) Shocking Aqua
3.) Sister Fever