BAD INDIANS: Are on the Other Side: LP

This five-piece band from Michigan does the jangly lo-fi garage psych-rock thing that seems to be the garage rock style du jour these days. Remember when garage rock was raw and dangerous? Yeah, neither does anyone in this band, apparently. Musically, this is basically college rock that is so “safe” and uninspired that both the fan of current garage and that one hippie girl you know could get into it equally. It takes more than having a ‘60s-sounding organ on a fake mono vintage-style recording to make a legit psychedelic garage rock record.

 –Mark Twistworthy (CQ, cqrecords.com)