We hate the idea of a [expletive]gaze genre as much as Matt Whitehurst hates Wavves and No Age, but he's got us baffled with the direction of his band's latest tape.
It's the one year anniversary of Matt Whitehurst psychedelically [expletive]ing on the lo-fi babes to a Washington Post reporter at SXSW. Funny, how a year changes things. We're not suggesting Whitehurst is a raging hypocrite, “Modern Daze” ain't quite No Age-y, but it's got that shimmer of chimes and disaffected savoir faire in vocal delivery that, well, feels comparable. But hey, it's all good Matt. Definitely digging the mad scientist-at-work style of “Modern Daze” and “Unseen Voids.”
Psychedelic Horse[expletive]'s Acid Tape is a sneak attack of a March release. The leaked songs create intrigue, but we're holding out to hear how they function amidst the whole tape before we consider it for Best Music of 2010. Rather excited about the “Sister Ray” potential of the closing song “Bleak Vacations” as it's advertised as a “full blown Velvets jam
that pushes Psychedelic Horse[expletive] beyond any label record dorks and
critics want to give'em.” Yeah, [expletive] us!
Acid Tape is out March 30 on Fan Death Records.