CEILING STARES, THE / SUPER VACATIONS, THE: Split: 7”

On purple vinyl, Pennsylvania’s The Ceiling States kicks things off with “A Tunnel through the Air.” This psychedelic garage rock track is stuffed to the gills with fuzzed-out guitars, a jangly hook, and ethereal group vocals. Evoking a blend of The Electric Prunes and The Strokes, my only qualm was I wished they threw on another track. The Super Vacations turn up the dial with two new songs, “Hexing” and “Controller.” Their brand of garage, dream rock is something akin to Teenage Fan Club played on 45 RPM, with languorous vocals seeping through a heady gauze of stripped-down Joy Division-type guitar chords. Recommended.

 –Kristen K (Velocity of Sound, velocityofsound.com / Sweaters & Pearls, sweatersandpearls.com)