REVEREND BEAT-MAN & ISOBEL GARCIA: Baile Bruja Muerto: CD

One can pretty much assume when listening to anything Reverend Beat-Man is involved in that you’re in for an interesting ride, and this two-person project is no exception. Mixed into the usual garage rock palate he prefers is a hodge-podge of diverse oddness. Looking for a twangy cover of Chavela Vargas or Venom? They’ve got you covered. A slinky cover of the Doors’ “Love Me Two Times” that evokes visions of tattered, lonely barrooms? Yup, one’s here. Add in guitars drenched in reverb and fuzz, plunking Farfisa, stomping drums both real and machine-derived, tri-lingual vocals, and an assortment of moods and you have yourself a helluva party. –Jimmy Alvarado (Voodoo Rhythm, voodoorhythm.com)