JIM AND THE FRENCH VANILLA: Afraid of the House: LP

Nov 22, 2017

A cursory listen will identify this as a lo-fi garage endeavor, and it is indeed this—simple, repetitive tunes, blown-out sound, and such. As with the best of things, though, the devil is in the details. Jim Blaha and his band of cohorts cram all sorts of interesting ideas into every inch of every song: drone-leads, an off-kilter melodicism, repetitive psychedelic touchstones, and art-damage fused onto a spine that is poppy and catchy as fuck without being obviously so. Mighty impressive throughout, and creative in all the best ways. –Jimmy Alvarado (Dirtnap)

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