Psychedelic Horseshit - New Wave Hippies Single Review
Single Review of 'New Wave Hippies' by Psychedelic Horseshit.
Matt (Sing,guitars) and Rich (Drums,shoes) from Columbus, Ohio are "The Shit", a duo who have spent much of their formative years apparently listening to the art-rock of early Sonic Youth and coveting the dishevellment of Beck.
It would be easy to dismiss New Wave Hippies as a joke - it opens with a mercifully brief cod-reggae jam (Dub Gaze) and closes with a demo quality krautrock montage (Magick Defends Itself Pt. 3) - whilst in between there are squalls of misdirected feedback and song writing so brittle a twelve year old wouldn't waste it on their MySpace. Of sole interest is the title track, which sounds vaguely like a roughed up Suicide and contains the magic couplet "Occasional psychos, but mainly just nice folks". For fans only. And even they might want to be washing their hair tonight instead.