The Sufis (Nashville’s Calvin Laporte and Evan Smith) bring another dose of the idiosyncratic psych revivalism they nailed on their self-titled debut last year with their new full-length. Inventions is another off-kilter hit distilling prime 60′s psych pop into a breezy whirlwind that might cause a neck-snapping double-take with its uncanny authenticity. Stepping over some of the usual pitfalls and short-sighted glomming, Inventions comes across as genuine in intent as it does in execution. This time around the songs are more concise, and in a very loose way more direct, but they still lope along with The Sufis’ loopy wobble that is downright charming as much as it is kaleidoscopic. It’s not surprising to hear the likes of The Beatles, Syd/Floyd, Kinks, Zombies, or any number of psych pop pioneers throughout Inventions. What make The Sufis stand taller than those that just ape and drag knuckles is that you can hear all the above, and usually more, in one song well before the end. The Sufis seamlessly cross-pollinate from one day-glo flower to another with only one cut, the fantastically infectious Gotta Get Away, barely breaking the 3 minute mark. That, as with The Sufis, might be the biggest complaint here if you have to find one. They jam a dizzying amount of lysergic ear candy into what will surely be excruciatingly brief songs for many. That briefness, of course, plays into a certain pop fidelity (high fidelity … ) that is obviously reverential and shrewdly intended. It’s also seductive as hell, spinning your ears’ tongue into an eagerness for more that soon takes over. Couple that with the slightly more direct approach in the songs and Inventions gets the hooks in fast. Sound somewhat frustrating? Deliciously so. It also points out at how astute The Sufis are, staying true to themselves and those that originally buttered and jellied the bread. Calvin Laporte says that he ‘wanted to write concise pop songs, each with a unique and particular quality.’ Laporte and co. deliver wholeheartedly. These are distinct pop nuggets, each with its own flavor. It just happens that the ingredients in each take in more colors than a pantry full of rainbows. Inventions delivers a towering tray of candy and currant buns that are as succulent and tasty as when the bakers, ovens, and kids were first turned on.