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Suicide Squeeze

Released: 24.02.23






Opener California Mountain Shake heralds the bringing of some much-needed LA sunshine with its tribal call-to-arms and fuzz guitar, on this, the fifth LP from Death Valley Girls.

The hypnotic high adrenaline Magic Powers only relents for the lazy hangover of Sunday, all shades up until the band put their collective foot down and speed off into the dessert, as Bonnie Bloomgarden croons: “I gotta keep on, keep on moving.” That’s as lyrical as it tends to get, it’s all about the images conjured up on tracks like the acid trip soundtrack that is Journey To Dog Star. If you don’t like the psychedelic vibes there’s little to capture you here, but it’s a solid fun record and sometimes that’s enough.  


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