BLACK VALLEY MOON: Vampirella: 7” EP

Some excellent moody surf rock from members of Down By Law, along with guest vocalist Ray Vega. The vibe is vintage horror, or I suppose just the eerie, sexy midnight hour. A little too hi-fi for my tastes, but the songs work. Both “Vampirella” and “Moonlight Bath” feel like hits, at least for the delinquent after-hours crowd. They’re wishing us all a safe and healthy early Halloween. –Matt Werts (Pi, facebook.com/pirecords77)