ST 37 Down On Us

Austin’s ST 37 fuses lulling psychedelic inclinations and keen pop sensibilities to fashion eccentric but engaging songs. "A Huge, Rare Cheese” and "The Grain Kings” offer irregular but soothing sentiments and "Stack Collision With Heap” rumbles agreeably with reverberating, fuzzed-out distortion. The angular "Daniel Said” anxiously shakes with a propulsive rhythm section groove and spiralling feedback, skilfully shifting into the slow melancholic drones of "Curse Of The Strained.” "You’ll Die In A Carcrash” and "Sweet Thought” come close to recalling the wonderfully unhinged melodies of Dave Baker-era Mercury Rev. Down On Us is a well-composed assortment of unpredictable psychedelic pop. (Emperor Jones)