SPOOKS: Death from beyond the Grave: LP

May 20, 2010

Quite a bizarre album here from these Atlanta garage punks, featuring member(s) of the Black Lips and others, somewhere between a Halloween sound effects album and synth punk a la the Screamers, Los Reactors, and the Spits. Some of it is really terrific and engaging, and some of it is really unlistenable. Either way, the fellas seem to be having a fantastic amount of fun with the material and I imagine something like this is better meant to be experienced live. Overall, I think this should have been condensed into a 10” or 7” even, as this is met equally with great enjoyment and great disappointment. Comes on clear vinyl with a pair of 3-D glasses.

 –Jeff Proctor (Die Slaughterhaus)