Max Pain and the Groovies
Street: 11.04
Max Pain and the Groovies = Night Beats + Spindrift + Psychic Ills
Max Pain and the Groovies certainly have an affinity for the Texas psych scene, and this EP sounds more focused than anything I’ve heard from them before. This four-track EP with a secret track is a pleasant surprise, opening with an undeniably catchy and hard tune, setting a tone that remains consistent until the end. They’ve packaged their energy into a paced, killer type of western psychedelic garage rock. The whole package, from lyrics to sound, is very clean. They’re making the kind of music they want to make—they’re doing it well, and it’s a tribute to the budding garage-psych scene in Salt Lake City. –Justin Gallegos