TROTSKY ICEPICK: I Haunted Myself: CD

Haven’t heard anything from these cats since at least 1988, so it was a surprise to see a new album sitting in the review bin. Comprised of members of the Urinals and The Last, their overall sound is rooted more towards the latter’s love of trippy-dippy ’60s pop with the former’s no-frills directness largely tempering any heavy-duty psychedelia. This new batch of tunes are a good, solid selection that keeps in line with their previous output while maintaining a foothold in the now. –Jimmy Alvarado (Poison Summer, poisonsummerrecords.com)