Tess Parks has recently been working closely with Anton Newcombe of The Brian Jonestown Massacre (see this year’s I Declare Nothing), but this release brings us back to her strong and smoky solo debut. Blood Hot was released in 2013, and is now receiving its first vinyl pressing: on red and black marble vinyl too!
7/10 Clinton Staff review, 09 December 2015Despite Newcombe’s absence, this records isn’t that different from Tess Park's collaborative efforts. It’s full of slow druggy melodies and hazy Mazzy Star-like vocal melodies. It makes me want to be somewhere slow in Los Angeles. No wonder Newcombe picked up on this as it’s like a narcotic cousin to his Brian Jonestown Massacre. Parks Stevie Nicks-like voice which I had issues with on the collaboration isn’t bothering me here, it’s lower in the mix sitting amongst the mesh of tangled guitars and drums. It’s drone, it’s dirgey - a little too much so on the prosaic ‘When I Am Young’ but there’s a nice innocence to the playing especially on ‘Refugee Camp’ which is based solely around 4 naively strummed chords and the space suits the evocative material. Parks still scares me a bit - I’m sure she eats little boys like me for breakfast - but I’ve enjoyed feeling laid-back for half an hour.
9/10 The Doc Customer review, 19th February 2016
I know there's a miniumum limit of how many characters you have to use before a review can be considered for publication, but I can honestly, truly sum this one up in five words if you'll let me, or will it be better to keep typing and filling the space until I've gone past the limit and then sum it up in five words anyway? Wonder if I'm there yet? Nothing on the screen telling me so, so must not be. Surely now? Let's see.....This record can be succintly described as sounding exactly like this: Hope Sandoval fronts BJM. Wonderful.
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