Praise for Puffy Areolas‘ 1982: Dishonorable Discharge from San Francisco’s aQuarius Records: This is the latest blast of blown out heavy psych guitar grime from this oddly named Ohio outfit. And like the records before it, this is some gloriously filthy in the red noise rock crush, equal parts Stooges-y sludge, droned out heart-of-the-sun Hawkwind heaviness, and slithery leather pants-ed, bong smoke-y swagger, a bass driven dirgery that erupts into wild squalls of wah guitar blowout and feedback fried freakout.
For fans of the current crop of psych /space rock, these guys are like a dirtier, scarier, grimier, noisier version of all those other bands, which some might argue also makes them BETTER.
And while they sound right at home on Hozac, it’s easy to understand why they sometimes also call Siltbreeze home, that aesthetic is definitely all over 1982.
A continuous barrage of crumbling in-the-red riffage, avalanches of chaotic drum damage, wild shredding leads, buried feral vox, a million tangled melodies woven into walls of blown out psych, and buried underneath all that there seems to be a whole mess of hooks.
And heck, maybe even some ‘choruses’, but instead of hunting for them, it’s way better to just crank this as loud as you can, and let PA’s psychedelic skree wash over you, wallow in their wild wooly psychedelic noise rock, and eventually, all of that other stuff will seep into your pores, like some glorious sonic poison.
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