Heaters: Baptistina (Beyond Beyond Is Beyond, 2016)August 5, 2016 at 9:10 pm | Posted in Reviews | Leave a comment
Second album from a Grand Rapids-based band doing the noisy surf-y psych-rock thing. This is exactly the type of band that seems tailor made for Austin Psych Fest/Levitation. Some of the tracks are more straightforward psych-rock tunes, some are more drifty, some are longer and go through different sections. “Elephant Turner” has a tiny bit of a “Jump Into the Fire” groove to it, while “Dali” has a bit of an “I Am the Walrus” bite to the vocals. “Seafoam” is appropriately the surfiest one. Pretty good overall, definitely sounds like the mitten state’s equivalent of Holy Wave or the Black Angels.