Schwindy's Indie Music Spotlight: Los Peyotes "Garaje O Muerte"
Loyal reader, you are in for another treat in this edition of the spotlight with some garage rock from Argentina. Garaje o Muerte (Dirty Water Records, 2011) begins with "96 Lagrimas," a cover of "96 Tears" by Question Mark and the Mysterians. This song with the psychedelic organ and the great bass line kind of eases you into the album before you get a heavier dose of the garage part of the band.
In "Bdaaa" (yes, that really is the name of the song), the vocals are growled more than sung. The raspy delivery in this song reminds me quite a bit of Wau y Los Arrrghs!!!
The first example of the band's furious energy is "Chacalon." This song is just one big explosion of sound from start to finish. It is during this song that I realized this must be a great live band. If the guys can bring this kind of energy to a recording (the breakneck pace continues with "Clavame en la Cruz"), then the live shows must be incredible. If you need another example of the sheer energy of the band, check out "El Feo." This song not only has a furious pace but is also punctuated (as so many good garage songs are) with some well-placed screams.
There is no real mystery on this album. When you think about garage rock, you expect great energy, fuzzy guitars, and bright, psychedelic organ sounds. Los Peyotes delivers all of those things. Pick up a copy of this album and play it at your next party. I can pretty well guarantee that your guests won't want to sit still when they hear this.