Spooks, with members of Black Lips, Deerhunter, finally release their side-project's first LP, Death From Beyond the Grave on Die Slaughterhaus.
Without further adieu: Spooks, the off-again off-again Atlanta super group that includes members of the Black Lips, Deerhunter, and scattered members of the Die Slaughterhaus Atlanta crew, released their debut album, a few years in the making, on Halloween. Appropriate, yes. The release also came with 3D glasses, and this 3D video followed:
While many of the tracks deal in draconic quasi-metal riffs and mutilated vocal delay, there's a hilarious live cover of “Taking Care of Business” (see below) an organ dirge straight outta Transylvania (“Kōji Kondō“), some spot-on Cramps vs. Screamers mock-ups (“Cackle of the Dead”) and a couple tracks that burn with traces of early Black Lips messes (“California Boys”).
But I love these songs, because they're a concerted effort to stick to the game plan, and that game plan is Spooks!