Review: ‘Famous Monsters’ by The Psyatics
Head to MobToronto to read our full review of the chaotic Famous Monsters, the latest album by Nevada band The Psyatics.
There’s an infectiousness to the trio’s restless scraping and screaming, as these tracks burst at the seams with verve and surprising versatility. The occasional unexpected tinges of jazz (such as Gene Howley’s saxophone on “Voices in My Head”) sometimes creep in to keep the listener on their toes, as do Danielle Bell’s complementary vocals on the vitriolic duet “Pet Names.” Overall, the album is a satisfying and often darkly funny trek across a strange, hellish landscape populated by creeps and psychopaths. (excerpt)