DEAD GHOSTS / SMITH WESTERNS: Split: 7”

The Dead Ghosts’ “She Likes It” is a low-fi droner in the vein of the Cramps playing Ricky Nelson covers. The vocals are swimming in effects to the point of being inaudible. I like it, but I hope it isn’t all they do. The Smith Westerns have the same dynamic in “Tonight.” Both songs have a warped take on simple ‘50s pop riffs.

 –Billups Allen (Bachelor)