Not always do I have a band ask for things to be weirder. Stereo Creeps is one of those bands though, and it’s a joy to join in on their musical joy ride. Goat Sounds. This epic three song suite by them will take you places. Out to new ground and then a new ground from there and then yet another new ground. Yep yep yep yep yep. You can tell they had fun putting these tunes together and not just the band, but all the other voices that joined in. I’m not gonna go into describing the angelic choirs, surf twang guitars, yellow submarine vocals, toy percussion segues, theremin whines, arena rock guitar stabs, squealing lead howls, panned tom fills, kissy kissy sounds, crashing cymbals, low end thunder, Laurel Canyon backing vocals, barbershop quartet, kazoo vamps, sixties French electro sine waves, attack dog guitar lines, demented goat sounds, pleading vocals, and CB radio rants as this tune goes from Beach Boys Tribute Night to Beach Boys and He Walked on Down the Hall Psychotic Episode. Nope not gonna go into describing that, but hats off to the Creeps and Don Farwell over at Earwig for capturing an album’s worth of sonics in a five minute love song to Brian Wilson.
That gets us to the second half of this split video with Suitcase and their tune the Brothers of the Deep. This tune I just love. It starts off wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeEEEEEEEEEEE bbGGWWWWWWhheeeeEEELLL TCCHKUUUSSSHHH DUUUhhhhh DUUUHHH DUH DUHDA DUDHA DUUUUUUUHHHHH REEEEEEEk. Then a few dinosaur wails in the midst of pounding snare shots while the low end just hums a big dark envelope of gravity. Until it’s all crumpled together sonically like a piece of scrap paper. And that’s just when the mesmerizing space cult choir vocals kick in. Here we go. Where we going? I don’t know, but it’s hypnotic and spooky and beckoning that’s for sure. This is low down groove rawk. Some stuff to listen to when you want to sink deep deep into yourself. All the way to the back of your skull. Knock about a bit. Suitcase you’ll have to make room on the greatest hits album for this one. This is some real sci-fi neo futurist rock. Methodically pounding forward. Budda da dudda duh da duh duh duh. Waves of distortion swirling. Gun fire square waves backing the medicine man. Talk about delivering it from the wheel house. Spooky vibe. Check. Comfy low end. Check. Big big drums. Check. Apocalypse vocals. Check. Gloriously crunchy guitar sonics. Check. Evil cricket chirps. Hello.
p.s. I didn’t even get to tell you how much fun it was to just hang out with these bands for the day in Don’s back yard. Enjoy the sonic story these two bands get together and create. Local underground music say what?