LIGHT RAYS, THE: Self-titled: Cassette

May 18, 2010

Ultra lo-fi and DIY, five songs on cassette with hand-screened covers. Precious little info about the band here, no liner notes, no song titles. But, what you do get are some really catchy garage pop ditties. Reminiscent of the playful, frolicking of Beat Happening: slack drums, a little bit of a Cramps wiggle to the guitar, unsure vocals. The songs are certainly a lot of fun, though it’s over awfully quick. And I imagine I would listen to this a lot more if it weren’t released on the worst format possible. Hopefully, the clandestine Light Rays can get it together to release some more material in the near future.

 –Jeff Proctor (Sun Fight)