Northern Primitive, Northern Primitive

Jayson Greene

By Jayson Greene

on 08.03.11 in Reviews

What would it be like if Jeff Mangum sang for a fuzzed-out psych-rock band? Northern Primitives are here with the answer to a question you never thought to ask. The Niagara Falls-area quartet pairs a sun-baked, bleary fuzz-guitar throb worthy of a three-day wine hangover and a crate of old Kyuss records with a high, keening sense of melody; the result sounds like a power-pop record experiencing a peyote-assisted desert vision in real time.