SHARK TOYS / UV-TV: Split: EP

Shark Toys pick up on that ‘80s L.A. Urinals sound and make it new. “New Song 3” is raw and gritty. It deliciously falls apart and frays and picks right back up again. And “Delirium Tremens” has a post-wave melody that drones throughout the song. It’s bizarre and catchy. The shitty guitar solo is the cherry on top. UV-TV from Florida sounds like a harder-edged Cold Beat. The lo-fi recording sounds canned, hot, and actually is a great contrast to the lush, echoed vocals. Both “Lilith” and “Only Matters When” are just super dreamy garage. Love it. 

 –Camylle Reynolds (Emotional Response, jenandstew.com)