Sep 17, 2018

This stoner rock EP is Patchouli Death’s debut. They bring a novelty attitude to unpleasant-sounding rock music. Nothing about this band is particularly appealing to me. The same vocal delivery is used on every track, where spoken deadpan lines are modulated with heavy reverb. Listening to this release makes me feel like there’s a joke I don’t get. The guitar’s distorted sound is kind of interesting, but is used so blandly and repetitively that I got sick of it by “I Feel Like Shit All the Time.” I want my eleven minutes back. –Anna Farr (Self-released)