For fans of: Best Coast, Sultan Bathery, Jesus & Mary Chain.
Fuzz-soaked psychedelic one-man-band Druggy Pizza is back with his second album, “Key Lighting,” and it pretty much sounds like this:
The four-track EP kicks off with “Sand Witches,” a reverb-ridden surf jam sprinkled with spacey echos that give the tune an almost intergalactic feel. A mixture of Best Coast and Sultan Bathery, the completely instrumental “Sand Witches” is the perfect groovy start to a stellar sophomore EP. Next up is the title track, “Key Lighting,” which explores the slower, more sedated side of Druggy Pizza. The track feels a bit like trudging through molasses – sluggish, sticky, and the slightest bit sweet. Multilayered instrumentals serve to both confuse and enthrall listeners before fading into “You Trip Me Up,” by Jesus & Mary Chain. While it’s certainly an unusual approach to take to have another band featured on your album, it works out for DP, as Jesus & Mary Chain brings some much-needed rhythm and lyrics to the EP, the steady vocals of Jim Reid tying it all together. Finally, Druggy Pizza wraps up with “Pizza Sloths,” a twangy-meets-middle eastern sounding track that will send shivers up your spine. Clocking in at only 2:05, “Pizza Sloths” brings the album to a fitting close with repeated lyrics and unrelenting guitar chords. Overall, if we had to say only one thing about this album, it would be…
You can download Druggy Pizza’s EP for free on BandCamp here.
- Sand Witches
- Key Lighting
- You Trip Me Up (Jesus & Mary Chain)
- Pizza Sloths