E.T. EXPLORE ME: Shine: CD

Trippy, fuzzed-out garage rock from the Netherlands. Frank Zappa, The Lyres, and even The Chesterfield Kings were probably all on their turntables with some frequency. “Soulbleed” has a spaghetti Western vibe, which is somewhat scary. There is a seven-minute song on this record which will probably take a while to unravel your brainwaves after a listen. “Butcher” is a good song that I don’t think is about Sam from The Brady Bunch. I bet if I went to a show in their hometown there would be a lot of women who look like Nico dancing in the crowd. –Sean Koepenick (Voodoo Rhythm / etexploreme.bandcamp.com)