We've talked about Lantern before on the Raven, and before that Zachary's first project Omon Ra II, and each new release that falls this way seems better than the last. Deliver Me From Nowhere hit the psych boogie nail squarely on the head, sounding like a good marriage of Tetuzi Akiyama and Hasil Adkins but this time Fairbrother has headed back towards the familiar waters of Omon Ra II with gritty guitars and a bit of amplifier scorch. The new tape, Stranger I Come. Stranger I Leave (out now on Night People), starts out with a slow dub burner but quickly jumps the garage fence. In fact quite a few of the gems on this one sound like they could have been dug right out of The Sonics' lost songbook. The middle section of the tape writhes like the first vestiges of garage punk, uleashing the kind of sonic fury that informed the snottiest of guitar tribes in the late 60's and left its mark on punks to come. I don't know about the rest of you but it's hot as hell here in NYC and a little fried guitar rock is acting as a perfect soundtrack today.
[MP3] Lantern - Get Out of My Mind
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