The new full length from Ann Arbor's Bad Indians. 13 tracks of killer Garage, Psych, Jangle and Rock & Roll.
"Bad Indians have consistently churned out intriguing hazy haunts that struck a fine balance between raw garage thump and pretty psychedelic shimmer. Promising as their first handful of 7” singles, EPs and live/demo-culling full lengths proved, “Are On The Other Side” is their true arrival, their clearest statement. Their songwriting, their chemistry and the production are respectively confident, bonded and crisp. Choppily riffed guitars with a tinny timbre fierily snake their way over a primal boogie bass line and minimalist percussive shuffle and stomp while the stellar wheeze of an organ whips at the edges. Dash in the jangly spices of tambourines and harmonicas and proclivities for off-the-rails solos and trippy atmospherics, but assure the predominance of the pop-minded hook, the steady swaying groove, the alluring melody, the eerily-beautifully matched boy-girl harmonies. Snug the headphones closely and keen in on that weird sense for wobbly, reverb-slathered pop, and that’s where you’ll find Bad Indians signature, curtained in the dazzling murk and buzzing jumble of those familiar psyche-rock sensibilities (whatever psyche-rock is today, anyway). Step over to the other side already and find out just what a potential reinvention of said-psyche could sound-like."
released 21 December 2012
Recorded by Jules on cassette 8 track