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The Cynics

"Get Our Way" CD (Get Hip)

Unabashedly retro psychedelic garage punk straight out of Roky Erickson's atom brain. Most cuts fall into a mid-tempo groove, but the Cynics kick out the jams on several high-speed ravers like "13 O'Clock Daylight Savings Time" and "I Live Alone." There's even a theremin on "Beyond The Calico Wall/STP-00117." This isn't really groundbreaking but it's a damn good record and that's what matters most.

"I Live Alone" b/w "Hand In Hand" (Get Hip)

It takes a dragstrip riot just to make me lift my head right now ... so maybe those aren't the right words to that song, but this grabs your ears and pulls you close, pushing your face into a lawnmower blade of buzzing riffs. This sure kicks my ass.

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Last modified on Wednesday, March 26, 2008