Electric Tickle Machine’s debut album, Blew It Again (out in October) relishes in the magic moments between cynicism and forgetfulness where surrender makes imperfection a blessing. Recorded in 14 days in the winter of 2009 by Matt Boynton (Gang Gang Dance, Vietnam, Bat For Lashes), the record delivers hooky anthems bathed in organic layers of psychedelic fuzz.
From the title track’s conciliation of the confounding, to the spooky shuffle of “Bones,” the sincere hand-clapper “Part Of Me” to the twangy, countrified “Fast Train,” Blew It Again satisfies the most eclectic of musical cravings. This new band’s spacey brand of American garage-pop is as much an ode to curiosity and playfulness as it is a loving indictment of society caught in the throes of western medicine. This repeat listen will see a digital release in the fall with a limited edition vinyl format available on the band’s upcoming US tour (which is one NOT to miss).
MP3: “Part Of Me”: