CACTUS FLOWERS: Incantations: LP

Cactus Flowers are a Texas-based stoner rock two piece with a woman bandleader. Think early Sabbath with bigger vocals, a witchy vibe, and song titles like “I See in Auras” and “Turquoise Prince.” I’d put them on tour with Ex Hex or Bat Fangs, and let them ruffle some feathered bangs in the crowd. This record rocks and grooves and there’s a lot to like here, even if you’re like me and have never put a crystal out to charge in the sun. –Chris Terry (