Friday, January 18, 2013

Review: Ty Segall & Mikal Cronin - Reverse Shark Attack

It needs to be said, the best garage/psychedelic rock blast I've heard recently was recorded in 2009.  No, I'm not going over old, ignored submissions.  Reverse Shark Attack, a collectible nugget by Ty Segall and Mikal Cronin was a vinyl only release on the Kill Shaman label in 2009.  California's In the Red Label has taken mercy on those of us who don't happen to have this delightful artifact, and have re-released it.  The album is particularly interesting when viewed in light of the hyper-prolific careers of both collaborators since the album's release, as the signature elements were on display back then.  There are garage stompers that compel you to move your feet and effects-heavy psych, all with pounding rhythms and deft pop sensibility.

Dive in folks, it isn't just rock history, it is great music.

In The Red Records

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