As members of New York band The Men, Mark Perro and Nick Chiericozzi make loud, rootsy punk. The debut album from their Dream Police side project explores psych-rock and makes for a heady departure. The title track recalls Spaceman 3, executing simple rhythms and spoken mantras alongside a glut of disorientating guitar effects, but spacious production ensures that it never becomes a mere drone. The sprawling ‘Pouring Rain’, meanwhile, is reminiscent of Sonic Youth at their most expansive, while the breezy rush of seven-minute instrumental ‘Let It Be’ is akin to The War On Drugs. A diverse but wholly coherent set of songs, this spaced-out odyssey is well worth the trip.
- Record label: Sacred Bones
- Release date: 10 Nov, 2014