DEAD GHOSTS: Bad Vibes: 7”

It can be hard for me to get too into some of these extremely lo-fi garage bands—the production is very thin and the vocals are often buried in the mix. I just can’t really find anything to latch onto. I have those issues with the first song on this disk, “Bad Vibes.” It’s just too muddy for me. The second song, however, does capture a bit of atmosphere and feeling that I dug, and brings to mind a band like The Gories or Vivian Girls. Kind of jangly, kind of bluesy. Worth a listen for the second track. Would have been nice if the lyrics were included though, because I have no goddamn idea what the singer’s saying.

 –Evan Katz (Yakisakana)