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Feeding People - Island Universe

Feeding People - Island Universe

Label : Essential Music | Archive under alternative / pop

Release type: Full-length CD

Evil Dr. Smith : This album isn't interesting for people who are solely interested in metal, but for those who are looking further, and especially under the psychedelic realms of indierock, it might be interesting stuff. Feeding People is Californian band that plays a hypnotizing, hallucinating combination of indie, garage rock, dream pop and some occassional hard rock elements. Especially because of lead vocalist Jessie Jones the band remind me of a combination of Trish Keenan (late vocalist of Broadcast), Sonic Youth's Kim Gordon on 'Daydream Nation' and Jefferson Airplane's Grace Slick. The album is produced by Jonny Bell of The Crystal Antlers, and that's a psychedelic indie band somewhere in the same vein (though without a female vocalist). Some songs are pretty heavy, like 'Uranium Sea' and the almost hard rocking 'Silent Violent', others are more narcoleptic lullabyes 'Insane' and 'Big Mother'. Strangely enough it made me think so now and then of Bettie Serveert's debut album 'Palomine', though tripping on LSD. Interesting album, not always as focused or intense as I would like to hear, but definitely a band to keep in mind.

The artwork is a nod to Hieronymous Bosch' triptych 'The Garden Of Earthly Delights', and coincidentally this little creature - which is just one of the hundreds bizarre creatures on the painting - has already been used on another album by the grunge band The Big F. No bonus points for originality, but the band get tis points for their video clip, which a fine piece of surrealistic art that would make David Lynch smile.

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