Hi-Speed Dubbing “2012″ (Stone Calendar 7″)
The teased feedback opening up side-one evokes chaos: groovy, gnarly, shake-n-surge, gut-punched chaos. â€ś2012 just could be the endâ€¦â€ť a breathless Justin Walker yowls over the tumult of pedal-torched guitars wringing break-neck hooks and herky-jerking drum beats slewing the pillars out the foundation. This tuneâ€™s got one of the most irresistible hooks Iâ€™ve heard in the last 2 years, but good luck holding onto it, this songâ€™s in a hurry, like the world actually is gonna end.
The flipside for this local quartetâ€™s latest wraps up, lyrically, at its four minute mark (sublimely bent-tones surfing along a jittery groove) and then it goes off into space; blooming and swooning through 2 minutes of a swirling psychedelic jam wherein you can actually feel the four distinct playersâ€™ penchants, from the psychedelic soul of those drums, to the funky bass, the space-rock grandiosity of the lead guitar and the garage-scuffed shimmer of the rhythm guitar, blending together for a beguiling synchronicity.
Hi-Speed Dubbing â€“ â€ś2012 (Stone Calendar)â€ť / â€śFresh Woundsâ€ť