May 21, 2009

Amazing Baby - Rewild (2009)

Amazing Baby's Rewild has all the elements that I love in an indie psych album: space rock guitars, chugga-chugga drums, abstract chants, dance beats, and layered vocals. The songs perfectly balance the shimmering experimental jams of the Secrete Machines with the all-but-the-kitchen-sink glam pop of MGMT. Best of all, the songs remain tight and catchy. Of course, my immediate favorites were the ones I loved off their free Infinite Fucking Cross EP — "Headdress", "The Narwhal" and "Pump Your Breaks" — but the new additions are just as good. I especially like the astral and glittery "Bayonets", the tambourine bashing and echo laden "Kankra", and the propulsive and slinking guitar riddled "Deerripper". "Roverfrenz" even features clattering beats that recall recent Animal Collective. Somehow they pull it all together and live up the high expectations set by the EP.

7 Comments:

Mona said...

Was wondering what they were all about... they are the openers at my Phoenix show next month!

awmercy said...

I guess you'll have to show up early then.

Mona said...

Man, that's some description. I'm gonna have to try this out. I hope they don't get all super glam-rocky on my ass though.

Brasilliant said...

Chugga chugga drums? Hmm.

Nightrain said...

"chugga-chugga" - It's a technical music term.

awmercy said...

I only use technical terms. Duh.

Brasilliant said...

Actually, it's less of a technical term than the lyrics to the soundtrack to my married life.