TIMMY’S ORGANISM: Self-titled: 7”

Unique packaging here for a unique product: this self-titled EP contains five songs on two 45s. Timmy’s Organism is essentially one guy (Timmy Lampinen), putting tracks down on cheap recording devices like two of his potential influences—Jay Reatard and Alex Chilton. Some of the tracks sound like ‘76-style punk (think Adverts), others like mid-‘60s garage rock. The more adventurous songs on the album are the slower, far gone tracks—which sound similar to the late-’60s eccentric stylings of the Chocolate Watch Band and the Head Shop. These records are great in the sense that it’s weird without being self-consciously weird.

 –ryan (Sacred Bones, sacredbonesrecords.com)