KING AUTOMATIC: Automatic Ray: CD

How does a French one-man band manage to sound like some of the best ‘60s and ‘90s garage bands? There’s nothing French about it—it’s pure grease trap gristle. Could it be his stage schematics? His fuzzy chops (those, too)? His Jon Spencer snarl? The Farfisa? The thumping bass? The Chuck-Berry-on-‘shrooms guitar? Je ne sais quois!

 –thiringer (Voodoo Rhythm)