Calling his music Psychedelic-Punk, Jersey City’s Sam Taylor, recording under the Psychiatric Metaphors banner, brings a fresh batch of retro mind warp in the form of his latest album 33 Thorne Street.
With a decidedly Lo-Fi approach, Taylor handles all aspects of production including writing, playing, recording and producing on this his third Psychiatric Metaphors offering since December of 2013.
Heavy fuzzed-out guitars and a loping beat drive most of the songs in this set, with some of the tunes sounding like the Ramones on a couple of tabs of blotter. Which seems to be the point.
Taylor’s delight in creating a crunchy retro soundtrack, ala 13th Floor Elevators, seems to be pretty apparent. The songs slide by smoothly, leaving a pleasant afterglow of satisfaction and a desire to start over from the top to see if it was really as good as it seemed the first time around.
If Mr. Taylor can keep up such a prolific recording schedule, we’ll have a lot of great Neo-Psyche fun to look forward to in the coming year.
Stream Psychiatric Metaphors’ 33 Thorne Street below and be sure to catch the band live at a forthcoming date.
Psychiatric Metaphors Dates
January 9th//@ The Black Strap BK,NYC w/ The Off White//Sapphic
January 15th//@ The Silent Barn BK, NYC w/ Ancient Sky//Bodega Bay//Electric People
January 22nd//@ The Court Tavern New Brunswick, NJ
February 20th//@ The Nest Philadelphia, PA
February 28th//@ Frankford Ave Moments House Philadelphia, PA