Boomkat Product Review:
While some listeners may have preferred the band’s early synthesizer experiments, it’s nice to see New York survivors Psychic Ills keeping things moving at a time when most are happy to let the scene whizz past them. Since 2003 the band have really been able to do what they like, and whether that’s collaborating with Gibby Haynes and Sonic Boom, or simply tracking an album of frazzled psychedelic pop music, it’s never easy to tell what’s gonna emerge. This time the band managed to rope in legendary dirt rock pioneer Neil Michael Hagerty, and the album pushes and pulls through the kind of drugged out carpet-dragging noise rock we last learned to love back when Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine were still waving the flag. This is the kind of music that Brooklyn was built on, and it’s great to still have a band championing the weirder side of life in 2013.