Hailing from Melbourne in Australia is the UV RACE, who just dropped a brand new full length via In the Red Records. This right here is their fourth official single, packed with mind-altering psych mutations from the Sweet Rot label out of Vancouver.
A-side “Acid Trip” is an appropriate name for a song as twisted and strung out as this sounds. It features a constantly buzzing bass driven by jarring and metallic guitar squeals and gritty looping hooks, which together go a long way in making this a colorful and visual journey – hence the “acid”. The broken keyboards give the song a spinning kaleidoscopic quality, which doesn’t really let up for the duration of the track and creates much curiosity. B-side “Speed Freak” follows a whole different formula, and it’s about just what it says – an insomniatic meth-seeker who hasn’t legitimately slept in years. There’s a strange doomsday vibe that comes along with this song, which probably stems from the menacing keyboards. If you’re prone to feeling claustrophobic, this song is NOT for you – parts sound as if they were recorded in an overwhelmingly crowded room full of people.
Acid Trip –
Speed Freak –
My Rating: 6.5/10
Genre/ Tags: Psychedelic, Garage Rock, Lo-Fi
Acid Trip 7″: Tracklist:
1.) Acid Trip
2.) Speed Freak