PINKWASH: Collective Sigh: LP

Steeped in melody and doused in ferocity, Pinkwash is a certifiable force of nature. With seemingly alchemical abilities, the group’s two members transform their guitar and drums into a tidal wave of sound reminiscent of noise rock progenitors Lightning Bolt. Collective Sigh will pull you into a hypnotic trance with its impenetrable hooks and deep grooves, and won’t let you come up for air until the last note ebbs into oblivion. One of the best releases of 2016 so far, Collective Sigh deserves your undivided attention. Just be sure to turn your stereo up—all the fucking way. –Simone Carter (Don Giovanni, [email protected], dongiovannirecords.com)