I wonder if there is such a thing as experimental slacker rock, or would that sound like a death metal album about the joys of living? Some pros of slacker rock as it is and always will be: an unpretentious sound; familiar delights; strong, direct guitars. ‘Mush’ is all of these—an album to slap your thighs to, with the one hand that isn’t clasping a bottled beer. Despite fiddling with feedback, each element arrives with clarity. The vocals hit the middle of the note every time and convey a youthful enthusiasm that evokes fondness and freshness. It’s Midwestern bliss.
A favourite: ‘If You Mean It’
‘Mush’ is out now via Darling Recordings.