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CULT OF THE PSYCHIC FETUS – SELF-TITLED

CULT OF THE PSYCHIC FETUS
SELF-TITLED
Killjoy Records
Street: 04.01.17
Cult Of The Psychic Fetus= The Cramps + Bobby “Boris” Pickett + The Moontrekkers

This little beauty of an EP comes straight from the crypts of the undead. Admittedly, I was skeptical of how much I would enjoy this record. I mean, with a name like Cult of the Psychic Fetus, I thought it would be silly, but as with many great records, one will likely find something cool if the album art is on point. So, take it from me that the art for this EP is solid, and so is the record.

This self-titled is a gothabilly gem that mixes the attitude of The Cramps-like rock n’ roll with monster mash tendencies. Sure, the themes of the dead and undead may be predictable, but Cult of the Psychic Fetus are a tight group with a tight sound. These guys really know how to play their rock n’ roll. It touches on the smoothness of the 1960s with the edginess of a band haunting the depths of the garage.

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THE TERRORSURFS – SURF BOMB/LOCO DINOSAURIO 7″

THE TERRORSURFS
SURF BOMB/LOCO DINOSAURIO 7″
Killjoy Records
Street: 06.09
The Terrorsurfs = The Phantom Surfers + Terrorsaurs

I have a complex appreciation for the raw sounds of surfy garage-punk. By its very nature, it’s music that invokes hostile feelings of rebellion and angst. This is the result of a unique, salt-water style that is made up of primitive guitar riffs that define its rambunctious sound. It’s a familiar style of rebellion best suited for the wilds of the ocean waves. One could say that it all started with The Ventures or Dick Dale or even The Safaris. Years after these pioneers laid down this foundation came the birth of punk. This new philosophy reenergized this style with a dangerous attitude and subsequently, we get bands like Guantanamo Baywatch, The Phantom Surfers, or in this case, The Terrorsurfs.

Check out the full album review published @ SLUG Magazine!!