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Psychedelic Horses–t, ‘Magic Flowers Droned’ (Siltbreeze)

With scene-sibling band Times New Viking leaving underground punk outpost Siltbreeze for Matador, this anarchic Columbus, Ohio trio advances as the label’s standard-bearers. Scruffy pop hooks stay buried in guitar shit and junk-shop electronic blurts. Imagine the Fall as classic rockers with these doofs as their belligerent, sprawling tribute band. The lyrics are smarter than the muck lets on: “We have become rather dull / On the streets and on TV, rather dull,” bleats Matt Whitehurst, doing his best Mark E. Smith. Or is he saying “radical”? Not quite the latter, but they sure ain’t the former.

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