Melancholy weirdo surf from Ottawa, Canada, a city better known for its wild winters than its wild waves. With Dick Dale leads and ʻ60s drum beats, Tropical Drippsʼ second release includes back-up vocals from bassist Kurty Coastline for the first time, drawing a strong resemblance to James Leroy from fellow Canadian garage worshippers The Ketamines. “Head Wound” clocks in at less than ninety seconds, while closer “We Are All Going Away” gets your hips swaying no matter how much your mind may protest. The trio’s last release had three songs; this one has five. Hopefully the next one will have more than seven.
–Alanna Why (Bruised Tongue, [email protected], bruisedtongue.com)