HOT FLOWERS: Camellia: CD

This band is from France, but I have no idea if the vocals are in English or not because this album is so fuzzed-out that it could have been recorded forty years ago. The intros are pretty epic and sort of psychedelic, but the shouty vocals and fast guitars align these guys with a more first-wave punk sound. This is unlike anything I’ve heard in years, and I will probably listen to it for a while to come.

 –Lauren Trout (Time Tunnel/ Bordeaux Rock/ Hot Garden, myspace.com/hotflower)