JASON MARTIN: Power Animal System Methods: LP

This is a trippy little record. The cover has a man cross dressing and wearing a dog mask. He’s a hot dog, I guess. There seems to be a canine theme throughout the record, with song titles like “Wolf People,” “Power Poodle,” and “Dog Mind.” As far as the music goes, it’s very minimal, loose indie rock. The vocals are reminiscent of Jonathan Richman’s sort of half-asleep delivery backed with a more cheerful female voice. Check this one out if you’re into dogs or Ian Svenonius’s experimental projects. –Ryan Nichols (Peterwalkee, no address listed)