RESONARS, THE: Extended Play: 7”

Tucson, Ariz.’s pop-psych warlords The Resonars are back with a four-song E.P. showcasing loads of locomotive jangle guitar riffs and the band’s signature ethereal vocal harmonies. “A Smile and a Promise” is a mover framed with a fuzz-bass riptide running headlong into a speedy cave-beat chorus. The band gets into a bit of Mersey sound with “Nobody Can Tell You What to Do,” a song that retains the band’s edge while presenting a catchy-as-hell chorus. I’ve become a big fan over the years. If you’re into new psych-inspired bands or a Nugget/Pebbles-reveler you should check them out. –Billups Allen (Hidden Volume)