PSYCHIC VOID: Skeleton Paradise: 10”

On their bandcamp page, Psychic Void says “If there was a word in the English language that combined happiness with anger, it would perfectly describe this record,” and I’ve sat here listening to this thing trying to come up with a useful word to fill that gap. I think they’re trying to capture that feeling when you aren’t sure whether you’re super anxious or super excited, like you can’t tell whether you should be scared or not. And I guess that’s how I feel when I listen to this record, which is definitely going for a psych-punk thing but more ’80s—think Devo instead of The Faint. Yeah, I think scary Devo is where I’ll leave it. –Theresa W. (Vanilla Box)