Debut LP from PSCIENCE, neurotic new wave from New Orleans. Featuring members of BUCK BILOXI, TRAMPOLINE TEAM, BLACK ABBA.
Our take: Debut LP from this New Orleans band featuring a bunch of familiar faces from the city’s fertile garage-punk scene. The sound here is punky new wave with a raw, late 70s-sounding recording. While some synth lines sound like something Ausmuteants might come up with, Pscience has a grimier sound closer to bands like the Units, Nervous Gender, or Metal Urbain’s catchier moments. Any song might contain a memorable guitar, synth, or vocal line, with all three often competing for your attention. I love when bands have a layered sound like this; every time you listen you discover something your ear hadn’t caught before. The vocals and lyrics are also great, spitting out witty critiques of modern consumer culture from what appears to be a scientist’s perspective. If you follow the current New Orleans punk scene and / or if you like a lot of the catchy new wave-influenced punk coming out of Australia over the past few years, I recommend checking this out.