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After last year’s messy psychedelic masterpiece A Laughing Death In Meatspace, the Californian recording sojourn for TFS’s follow-up album Braindrops is apparent in the melodic Who’s My Eugene? and the rap-sodic title track, and is a more soulful and cohesive effort overall, though not without the band’s now trademark fuzzy, feral excursions.

Maria 62 is a drunken dalliance reminiscent of Mark Lanegan at his most strung-out, while closer Maria 63 squares the circle quite nicely (in their world) with a loose punky ode to “a Mossad agent traveling to Buenos Aires to assassinate a Nazi witch who telepathically got the blueprints for warp drive engines from aliens”. Which pretty much cements the Australians as one of the most vital acts on the planet right now.



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