MUMZEES: Heavy Desert: Cassette

Sometimes I’m just so jaded. Just wasn’t expecting to like this tape for whatever cynical reason, but, damn, this put me in such a good mood. First off, it has a bratty Blur sound—yes, I said Blur—with a heavy dose of Coachwhips. Mumzees recorded its thrashy drums and bass just tragically fuzzed out, but this effect works to their advantage. It brings the sweet, melodic surf guitar and spacey, distorted, super bratty Damon Albarn vocals to the forefront, which seems to float on the fluffy fuzz of bass and drums with a dreamlike effect. Fresh take on the tried and true lo-fi garage formula. 

 –Camylle Reynolds (Broken Hip)