Boomkat Product Review:
Making their clearest move yet towards accessible rock psychedelics, Maya Miller, Michael Bernstein and Nate Nelson return with newest member Todd Cavallo in tow, delivering an album for Thurston Moore's Ecstatic Peace! having made their mark on the mighty No Fun imprint. Cavallo makes his mark on the slow grooves of 'Downstairs' providing a solid backbone for Miller's organ drifts and Bernstein's bluesy drawl. 'Basement Watch' is a more pronouncedly upbeat number, though it still revels in all the '60s psych/gothic that made the band's earliest and thorniest works so interesting. Drone rockers like 'Major Score' present a band capable of building tension from the most meagre of elements, grinding away and building up the tempo at an almost imperceptibly gradual rate, while on less claustrophobic pieces like 'On A Drive' there's a broke-down, hippy nightmare vibe that really underlines so much of what the band are about.