Don’t be fooled by the cover featuring a gaudy psychedelic pattern Photoshopped to oblivion: Mirrors And Wires’ music is swift and well-tempered. Without a vocal to be found, the first three tracks of their robust garage/surf rock cruise forward with silly titles like “Curse in the Cauldron” and “Sexy Zombie Pussy.” Everything else here is used to build up closer “Chiaroscuro,” a wonderfully foggy song that manages to craft contemplative sounds out of surf, a genre usually about having wild fun. As I have a deep affection for surf (one of rock’s most underappreciated variations), I’d dig hearing more stuff from this Jersey gang. Should they let the weirdness thrive, this material has cosmic potential.
–Reyan (HEADCOUNT, [email protected])