Their latest EP Plastic People was released earlier this year on Fat Possum Records providing swaggering garage rock
and sprawling psychedelia.
Self-consciously brooding and superficially melancholy, each modestly scaled, putridly colored oil-on-Masonite picture in "ACTUALIZED, and it feels so good" convincingly channels the imaginings of a disaffected young man with a spotty understanding of art history and a healthy investment in the lifestyle and aesthetics of psychedelia, metal, indie, garage rock
, and a host of genres in between.
By David Malitz Australian garage rock
group Eddy Current Suppression Ring might not have much in common with Cate Blanchett or Penfolds Grange, but with AoRush to RelaxAo the quartet has established itself as one of Down UnderAAEs premier exports just the same.
His voice is always distinctive, some of the guitar melodies are recognizable, but otherwise "Phrazes" is a long way from the garage rock
of the Strokes.
Since the early '90s, Britain's Holly Golightly has played garage rock
with Thee Headcoatees, guested on the White Stripes' Elephant, contributed music to Jim Jarmusch's film Broken Flowers, and released more than a dozen albums of her own.
Fellow countrymen The Hives have a similar knack with tunes - but they turn them into catchy garage rock
'n' roll monsters.
It seems like they bought into the program: '77 punk, garage rock
, pop punk, or whatever.
and its roots; musical rebels and the drive for individuality.
Following in the steps of garage rock
revivalists like The Strokes, Magneta Lane offers a sound largely influenced by popular rock from the 1970s.
The Mooney Suzuki are a garage rock
quartet from New York.
"The vitality of the new garage rock
bands feels very familiar to me since that was the Alice Cooper Band's original sound," said the man behind the eye make-up.
He described tracks like Go To Hell as garage rock
with a singalong chorus, On A Wave as having huge riffs and a mega Who style breakdown and Cool It Down as being catchier than a world champion Frisbee catcher.