DAN MELCHIOR: Loud Version: LP

May 24, 2022

If you’re looking for a sign that spring has arrived (besides flowers and sunshine and Cadbury eggs), here it is. This collection of 2016 demo tracks is really a sudden burst of an album, filled with raw, booming, gnarly, irrepressible garage pop. Very different in tone from Melchior’s two somewhat recent, superb cassettes of meditative, instrumental psychedelia—Odes and Other Odes and Further Excursions—but on the same home-recorded wavelength. It has everything, or everything that counts. British accents? Lust? Noise? Fun? Yes, yes, yes, and yes. –Matt Werts (Midnight Cruiser, midnightcruiserrecords.bandcamp.com)