STRANGE ATTRACTOR - JUST LOOKING EP.
An unfortunately overlooked band that hammers the shit clean out of the '60s garage genre by adding a chaotic twist and a '79 punk rock ethos. Art-garage done with a mindless sonic boom. Four tracks of spazzed-out recklessness all tightly held together by songs that actually have hooks and tunes and a magnetic pull to the dancefloor. Four tracks in total, the last being a great cover of "So Pissed Off" by the NIPPLE ERECTORS. Loving this band is so easy; convincing others of their brilliance is another matter. Record of the month. (SD) (FDH) MRR
Strange Attractor "Just Looking" EP
Four song EP from these Canadian garage-punkers. I thought their LP was unexpectedly good and they don't do too bad with this little one, but it's non-essential stuff. Title cut is the pick-to-click here, a dark and hook-laced punker with an evil psychedelic organ twist. "Nite Stick Stomp" is an effective side-filling backwards-guitar instrumental. B-Side quality fades a bit, "Alex Is A Night Banger" is a variation on one of the cuts from the LP that is forgettable as is their Nipple Erectors cover. One choice cut here, get the LP if you want to hear this band do something more than ordinary. Scum stats: 500 copies.(RK)
(FDH Records // www.fdhmusic.com)