MAGNETIX: Positively Negative: LP

Jul 02, 2009

Veterans of the French drudgey fuzz punk scene with dark echoes of the Blowtops, the boy-girl duo Magnetix have been churning out good static for a while now. But this is their best effort yet. Echo fuzz pedal set to infinity can get old, but the Magnetix keep it interesting throughout the whole LP, with equal amounts catchy chords and black-glasses-cool mood. There are a million bands aping the 1960s garage glory but it’s fun here: a pounding reverb party that can send you through time when played backwards. If you’ve liked any of their singles or thought they had something even remotely worth checking out, this is the album to get.

 –mike (Born Bad,