PATIENTS, THE: I Am Your Muse: LP

Wow, this was kind of a trip. This fucking record, man. It is good. It’s creative, surprising, groovy, and fun to listen to. I can’t decide on which descriptive combination is more accurate, Drive Like Jehu/Iron Butterfly or Hot Snakes/Golden Earring. All the innovative playing with high and low-end riffing and off-kilter timing mixes in expertly with the psychedelic funk. I suspect that lots of folks would refer to this as on the stoner end of the spectrum because of how spacey it can be, but honestly it’s a little bit more ethereal than that. I bet it pairs nicely with LSD. –Theresa W. (Self-released)