RAKEHELL: Pure Pop Poison: LP

Jul 29, 2013

This appears to be some sort of Buddhist-themed band and record. The sides are split into “passionate side” and “political side.” This distinction is decidedly above my head but appears to be quite important to the artist. There is a paean to making love to eight people with Barry White on 8-track on the song “8-Track Love.” The sound of the band and record fluctuates between a rough and ragged Krupted Peasant Farmerz kind of sound and the goofy, twee sound of The Bartlebees or even Beat Happening at times.

 –frame (Three Peas)