Sinister, viscous, and plain dirty, Head Honchoamply shores up The Janitors claim of trafficking in ‘stökpsych or evil shoegaze boogie woogie.’ If you’re going to let your boys boogie woogie on something called Head Honcho, then they better have some conviction, and swagger. The Janitors have both, and they have the goods and delivery to back up the threatening gas cloud of droning psych they’ve stoked in their Stockholm boiler room. Effortlessly taking their professed love of monotony and pop, The Janitors contort and twist the two together for bracing blasts like MSSG, as well as longer taffy-pulls like the lengthy and blissed-out‘ slow death’ of A-Bow. Full of grit and fuzz, sweeping up more as it goes without dragging its feet, Head Honcho cleans up in a darkly groovy way.
MSSG :: The Janitors :: Head Honcho EP (2012, Your Ears Have Been Bad And Need To Be Punished Records)
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