Chicago's Brain Idea traffic a type of fuzzy Kiwi pop that's a calmer but no less fuzzy counterpoint to the garage-punk quickly becoming synonymous with the city thanks to labels like HoZac and Tic Tac Totally. Here, another of the city's staunch makers of taste, Permanent Records, picks up Brain Idea for a release that works through the band's hazy, Clean-influenced brand of pop. Many of the tracks here popped up on a short-lived cassette demo version of the LP but have reappeared with a more reverb soaked approach that cuts nicely between psych leanings and scrappy DIY pop. Seems the band has also spent some time sidelining in a CCR cover band and produced the Noi! tape (Krautrock-style covers of Oi! punk tracks). The latter seems to mesh nicely with the vibes on this record, the Creedance, not so much but that's kind of awesome anyway!
[MP3] Brain Idea - The Heat
[MP3] Brain Idea - One More Time
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