On the forthcoming EP Wicked Sun, psychedelic states transport Minneapolis garage rockers Narco States from their hometown into more menacing climes. The warble of 70s psychedelia comes through the floating guitar tones like heat waves rolling over a sandy dune.
For all its funky garage rock, everything about Wicked Sun is wailing. “Lost in Time” opens the EP with a pummeling drum beat and aggressive electric organ melody that could have Ray Mazerak rolling over in his grave. The echo continues a psychedelic swirl on “The Architect”, with a semi-spoken vocal delivery from lead singer Michael MacBlane-Meyer that flits over trippy AF guitar solos in the breakdown before peaking into a brutal screech. With tremolo organ effects, “Amputated” shakes your center of gravity, questioning which way is up and down as the band rocks out in the background.
Stream the full album below. You can pre-order Wicked Sun on Bandcamp before its release by Piñata Records on October 21.