jacky boy – mush

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’

24/30

‘Mush’ is out now via Darling Recordings. 

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