SCIENCE MAN: Self-titled: LP

Sep 26, 2019

More hyperactive than a kiddo chugging soda and Pop Rocks, Science Man blast through eleven mind-melting songs on their debut LP. But who is this “Science Man?” It’s multi-instrumentalist/mad genius John Toohill of JOHNS and Alpha Hopper. As Science Man, Toohill channels the guitar-bludgeoning muscularity of Jay Reatard and the rock’n’roll swagger of Sonny Vincent. Right out of the gate, Toohill has written a dizzyingly captivating album that never overstays its welcome and demands repeat listens. Not convinced? Just press play on “Virus” and you’ll be begging to be under the tutelage of Science Man. –Sean Arenas (Swimming Faith,