The Sess (pronounced sesh) kick out some over-amped, garage, rock’n’roll that would be right at home on In The Red or Swami Records. The press sheet says these guys are San Diego’s version of the Black Lips, which is a pretty apt description. There are little bits all over this record that tend to stand out, such as the Beach Boys vocal harmonies that suddenly pop out in the circusy “Silly for Sirius,” or the song “Don’t Look Back” which sounds like it has a chorus melody borrowed from AM radio pop rock, like Three Dog Night. It’s an interesting album which grows on repeated listening. I don’t think this CD will change the garage rock landscape, but it keeps things interesting and is really worth a listen.
–Adrian (Single Screen)