HERE COMES A BIG BLACK CLOUD!!: Party Vietnam: 10″

I picked up this record because I thought the title “Party Vietnam” was hilariously dickish. The jokey title didn’t prepare me for the genuinely weird sounds that came off this clear 10”: A mix of ultra-fuzzy garage rock with punk tendrils, spooky Halloween organs, and, to further confuse you, a cover of a Bo Diddley song with an original arrangement. The vocals are gritty as hell, but fitting. I’d truly like to see this band live. I bet it be a unique experience. Only change I’d advise: lose the long-ass name.

 –Samantha Beerhouse (Hovercraft/Stankhouse)