BOO HAG: Testify / The Further: 2 x CD

Two-person Southern rock, pretty well-developed and well-executed. I got the limited run double-CD, which has pretty cool artwork that invokes the dark arts. They describe themselves as “kick you in the teeth rock n roll, salt and peppered with the macabre with a twist of psychedelia.” And I mean, that’s definitely what they are doing. I am definitely side-eyeing the use of “voodoo” to describe their sound and their use of Boo Hag, which from my understanding is a figure rooted in Gullah culture that’s filtered more into mainstream Southern stories. But also, they probably know this already and are riding that edge on purpose. –Theresa W. (Self-released)