Gris Gris 

For the Season

From Sleater-Kinney's The Woods to new releases from Dead Meadow and Modey Lemon, there's a pretty good psych-rock strain to this year's music, and the latest from Houston-to-Bay-Area transplants Gris Gris only furthers it. "Ecks Em Eye" slowly ascends into a sax-honking march, and by the third track, frontman Greg Ashley and his mates have taken their space shuffle to a galaxy where Syd Barrett writes Gregorian chants; further experiments include a ghostly '50s teen ballad ("Medication #4") and the pastoral pastels of "Down with Jesus." Ashley's sly voice, fuzzy production, and strong songwriting skills ensure that all this rarely stoops to easy freak-out exploits

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Anonymous and pseudonymous comments will be removed.

Latest in CD Reviews

Author Archives

Most Popular Stories

Special Reports

The Beer Issue 2020

The Decade in Review

The events and trends that shaped the Teens.

Best of the East Bay

2020

© 2020 Telegraph Media    All Rights Reserved
Powered by Foundation