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Total Slacker – “Crystal Necklace” – [Impose Records]

Dianthus   7/12/2011   7-inch, A Library

Straight outta your dad’s basement comes Total Slacker. This indie band brings low-f i, low-budget, smoky tunes to make you giggle and bring you back to 60s psychadelia. Even though at times they sound like they may of just picked up their instruments and started playing for the first time, members Tucker Rountree and Emily Oppenheimer are really drop-out classically trained musicians. Oppenheimer and Rountree began making music after meeting at a laundromat and soon after acquired drummer Ross Condon. (Condon is the younger brother of Zack Condon, another stick twiddler for the indie band Beruit) “Crystal Necklace” casts a spell on you with heavy bass lines and fleeting, stacked vocals coupled with a side of psych-infused amped up guitars. The song “Video Store Rental Guy” sounds like these 3 just got high in their highschool bathroom and decide to jam out to a little diddy and add some impromptu lyrics. Choose Side A if you would like some psych, Side B if you want some smile with your psych. Either way, throw on your Ray Bans and some skinny jeans and enjoy…

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