Why let yr songs ever go past 1 minute 30, why make an album over 18 minutes and why not just play the hits. This new cassette from Oakland's Heavy Times straddles this rad beach fuzz/Guided By Voices thing with lasting harmonies and actual substance as well as catchiness. Noise experiments creep into the pop here and there through this short collection of short joy bursts, crammed with a couple of surprisingly chunky melodies. Sun hooks. Can't really find any pictures of this bro apart from one of him pretending to hold a big boner when hes on the beach (it's actually a boner shaped mountain in the background, see below) so maybe he'll be super internet famous soon.
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