By cosmic law, the drummer is always the least interesting guy in the band. But Greg Eklund, the former backbeat of Everclear, and the Oohlas’ co-songwriter/guitarist (and occasional drummer), makes a compelling rebuttal with his new Los Angeles-based crew. The jangly, jittery “Tripped” channels Throwing Muses (lead singer Ollie Stone sounds more than a bit like Tanya Donnelly), and the fuzzed-out “TV Dinner” hints at psychedelia. Eklund doesn’t churn out anything as good as his former band’s “Santa Monica” — but then, neither does Art Alexakis.
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