YOGURT BRAIN: The Lemon Tree: 7” EP

Mar 20, 2018

This record looks like a bad hardcore EP, shares its name with a fairly well-known folk song, and includes a track whose title is a clear riff on a Dylan song title. I figured that meant I was getting set up for an enchanted evening with a folk-core record (whatever that might be), but the contents are actually something more akin to lo-fi psychedelic twang-pop. It kinda sounds like “Jennifer Juniper”-era Donovan, if Mickie Most didn’t have the bread to hire the flutes and strings, and, in point of fact, I think the only reason there’s a fuzz guitar in “Freckles” is because they don’t know anyone with an oboe. I’ll float the possibility that this record might not be everything to everybody. BEST SONG: “Freckles.” BEST SONG TITLE: “It Takes a Parade to Laugh and an Asshole to Cry,” which one must assume is a goof on Dylan’s “It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry.” FANTASTIC AMAZING TRIVIA FACT: The lemon on the front cover is hand-colored with a yellow highlighter. Also, why is there no lemon yogurt? –Rev. Nørb (Orifice Dorm, yogurtbrain.com)