GAR GAR: Self-titled: LP

Cool, weird surf psych garage with the occasional rock’n’roll Cramps guitar riffs; just rough enough around the edges. Kinda like B-52’s and Devo, and pretty much cherry picking all the good, weirdo punk stuff. “Mutant” is a perfect example, legit with off-kilter, shitty guitar. Even a smidgen of hardcore in “Skully Da Drummer.” It’s super good and super weird with the shittiest of shitty drums, which I’m partial too. And plenty of sparse, straight-laced man retro vocals. Oh, and Gar Gar is a one man band in an alligator mask? Silly. –Camylle Reynolds (Pleuracanthus)