The unholy din you're hearing on "Tremmors" is made by Meatbodies, a band with a full-bodied psych rock sound that matches their name for velocity and volume. Sounding at times like an amped up Merchandise who want you to hear every bit of them, they've made this self-titled record of screeching guitars, isolated vocal harmonies and garage rock guitar interchanges. They are of course well loved by Ty Segall for making noise you can grasp and dance around to.
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Even if you've not yet picked up the handful of 7"s they dropped prior to this debut album, you may be more familiar with Chad Ubovich and his Meatbodies than you realise. He's part of the same west coast garage rock scene as Ty Segall and Mikal Cronin, having played in Fuzz with the former and as a touring guitarist for the latter. Now it's his turn to step up as frontman in this rip-roaring collection of searing garage rock hits which is very much from the same school as those two.
The "Meatbodies" themselves seem to be somewhat amorphous. There's pictures of him and four other guys (including Segall) on the sleeve, but I found an interview with them online from less than a month ago where his band didn't feature any of these people. He's not completely unaided - the other characters pictured chip in on various songs and five seem to have been recorded with a full band set-up - but it's fair to say that this is very much his project. I like how these guys work, always playing on each other's albums and tours, I sometimes wonder if they're secretly trying to one-up each other or if it's just one of those happy explosions of creativity when the right people are in the right place at the right time. Either way it's causing a lot of amazing records to come out in a short space of time so I'm not complaining. Recommended for fans of the Ty Segall Band/Fuzz/Zig Zags/Wand school of hard-hitting Californian garage pop.
LIYL Ty Segall Band, Fuzz, Zig Zags, Thee Oh Sees, Wand
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