Way Out Weird-ers Names Divine are back with a couple of tracks, the first taste of a new upcoming album. QRO dug their last LP Something Vague and Maybe Rotting. Early indications point towards a tighter realization of the blues/psych freakout that we love from the band. Long drawn out exhalations of solar dust. Space flares. Dr. Zhi-Congos. Baby Got Bass. Sir Theremixx-a-lot.
Extra credit for the mantric backing vocals on "Bloodletter." It’s a real Manson family vibe, except this group can wail for real. Lead songstress Ms. Calhoun has a Grace Slick attack to her vocals that keep the songs trembling on a razor’s edge: tense, heavy, dangerous, like a great Lower Dens tune. She especially lets loose on "Save Yourself," tackling stylized vocal runs that occasionally enter into extreme atonal contortions. Real torqued up sounds, with a softer, hazy reverb trail that brings Hope Sandoval to mind.