APACHE DROPOUT drop one more single before the end of the year, this time from the Mexican Summer label which couldn’t be a more fitting home for these sweltering psych-rockers.
Here is a single that sold out just as quickly as it was released. That’s not a surprise either considering it comes from Mexican Summer, who rarely miss their mark. Much like they have done in the past, Apache Dropout serve up a perpetual guitar crunch that makes for quite a rackety sound. Jangly percussion fits into the shredded mess perfectly while lead singer Sonny Blood howls like a nervous madman. “Radiation” features plenty of grit and fuzz as it stomps on through, breaking open a hole in the Earth’s crust from the explosive crackle of energy that engulfs everything.
This is certainly a step above their previous 7″, with cuts like “Born to Die” which showcase a different minded Apache Dropout. The song features sun-baked guitar ripples that spread themselves out across the duration of the hazy track, sealing up a characteristic sound that will leave you wondering why there’s no sweat dripping down your face. Beale’s bubbling vocals nearly makes it sound like he’s submerged underwater, when really the song paints the picture that you’re stranded alone in the middle of the sweltering heat of the desert. Hear it below right now and see what you think!
Born to Die –
My Rating: 7.9/10
Genre/ Tags: Psychedelic, Lo-Fi, Noise Rock
Radiation 7″: Tracklist:
2.) School Girl
3.) Born to Die
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