With a name like Sex Cult, you get my attention. Then there’s the retro minimal punk cover art of the diagonal black and grey lines printed on a paper sleeve. So far, so good. Get home and put the record on the turntable, and I’m hit with some lo-fi punk rock that has a psychedelic side. The guitar has a tinny sound (think Swell Maps), but it works here and doesn’t hinder the power. Just check out the squalling sounds they get out of it on “Start to Wonder,” which is a mid-tempo plodder that goes out in to the outer realms and back again. The title track is a catchy burst. “Sid Visions” rises out of the heat with a nice cruising speed and a delivery with some attitude and urgency. It’s my favorite cut on here. I anticipate there’s more to follow? One for your want list.
–M.Avrg (Goner, goner-records.com)