EXPLODING EYES: Self-titled: CD

Everything about this record is deep in a ‘70s psychedelic aesthetic, from the bold-colored bubble letters of the insert (and all the merch) to the melodic, trippy rock of the record itself. From top to bottom, this record is all about that genre appeal. Probably aiming for something like Uriah Heep or Thin Lizzy, it ends up more in the vein of the Black Crowes, Jet, and The Darkness. –Theresa W. (Big Neck, [email protected], bigneckrecords.com)