Monday, January 11, 2010

Up and comers on display on Double Phantom split

Artist: Abby Go Go and The Carnivores
Title: Split 7"
Label: Double Phantom Records
Release date: July 2009
Release number: DP009

This Double Phantom release from last summer offers a sampling of the much-ballyhooed Carnivores and the first officially released recordings by psychedelic shoegazers Abby Go Go.

On the Abby Go Go side, Tuscaloosa transplants Bon and Jon (and presumably former bandmates Dan and Paul) show that they've got the whole psychedelic revival thing down to an art. "The Lost Song" is a cross between a drug-induced hallucination that leads to an imaginary visit to the Dalai Lama. "Nothing All The Time" is good, too. Good enough to be passed off as a Shocking Blue demo.

The Carnivores flex their 1990's indie rock minus the pretentiousness meets garage punk without the shittiness muscles with "There is Evil", a beautiful song buried under distorted vocals and guitars, and the trashier and catchier "To Hell With Everything". Good stuff, though I would much rather see these kids live than listen to this side of vinyl.

If you want to take a listen to what some of Atlanta's young, up-and-coming talent can do, check out this release.

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