Thursday, 16 May 2013

Heavy Hawaii - Washing Machine

Single review by kev@thesoundofconfusion.co.uk


Back in March we featured an excellent summery, lo-fi garage track from San Diego band Heavy Hawaii. It's called 'Airborne Kawasaki' and if you missed it at the time then you should check it out here. Since then the band released new album 'Goosbumps' at the start of April. It's sounding like it could be a keeper. Shortly before the album's release they put out another track, 'Washing Machine', which we're belatedly bringing you here, and hoping that some of you are as disorganised as we are and haven't already gone and bought the album. And if you haven't, then you probably should.

'Washing Machine' shows a different side to the band: the song is less summery on the surface and possibly even more lo-fi. However, the more you listen to it the more you realise that there are plenty of hidden depths to be found. It may sound a little discordant at first, but gradually all the pieces fit together and it results in something akin to a mid-period Beach Boys track being played on a slightly out of time, slightly knackered old cassette tape - and round these parts that counts as a compliment. Give it a couple of spins, you might just find that you agree.



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