Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Psychic Teens - "TEEN" (2011) [Golden Voyage Records]
Somewhere between groovy, punky goth rock and industrial rock, resides Psychic Teens's infectious, bass-heavy pop offering that is TEEN. Described as "Jim Morrison fronting Head of David," the trio of Joe, Dave, and Larry rather effectively mix influences as far-reaching as The Doors-inspired psychedelic rock (Morrison's all over this review, isn't he?), noise rock, and maybe even black metal (check out the "almost blasting" climax of "YUNG"), all while sounding accessible and without that horrible conceit that plagues many "experimental pop" bands nowadays.
If you're in the mood for some zero-bullshit, solid post-punk/goth rock which lacks any pretenses (there's nothing as straight-forward as a crossed-out heart), Psychic Teens is definitely up your alley. You can stream TEEN (and buy stuff) at the Psychic Teens Network Bandcamp. If you need me, I'll be awkwardly "Ian Curtising" for the rest of the day.