BRIAN WILSON SHOCK TREATMENT, THE: Lords of the Infinite Cosmos: 7” EP

Present are so many of the decorations I associate with psychedelic rock—the organs, the distorted lead vocals, the whispered backing vocals, noodling guitars and references to outer space—but the songs feel half-baked, stuck in “here’s a cool part” mode. (Except for “Can U Feel It?” whose guitar riff pulls together a catchy slab of indie rock.) Then again, consistency is not what I expected from a band named after the poster child of instability. –Mike Faloon

 –guest (Slutfish, www.slutfishrecords.com)