Brooklyn's Raw Thrills is the psych-pop bedroom project of Zak Mering, one-half of the duo Greatest Hits. This week, Mering dropped his Essential Thrills tape via Australian imprint Airlines Tapes. The tape compiles a collection of lo-fi, hazy pop songs he wrote, produced and recorded from 2008-09 in Los Angeles.
On “Most Still”, Mering offers a bright tune drowned in distorted vocals and guitars backed with the metronome click of a drum machine beat sprinting along. The tape is loaded with 23 tracks that makes us reminiscent of sunnier days.
The Essential Thrills cassette, featuring artwork from Mitch Calms, is available now through Airlines Tapes' Bandcamp. Be sure to check out the trippy album promo video below, and you can listen to more of Mering's projects at his personal Bandcamp.