Upon Further Review: Examining the Psychedelic Porn Crumpets’ Latest Effort

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If supercharged Psych-Rock happens to be your musical preference, the Psychedelic Porn Crumpets likely need no introduction.

The band’s latest effort, a melodically driven fourth album entitled SHYGA! The Sunlight Mound, enables listeners to simply lose themselves amid the chaos as they navigate through the 14-track journey with the band.

SHYGA!, which begins with a trippy introduction (“Big Dijon”), rides an indisputable wave of momentum into a powerful close. In fact, I took a particular liking to the band’s final track – “The Tale of Gurney Gridman.” The four-and-a-half-minute send-off provides pure, unadulterated Garage Rock to your eardrums, reminiscent of the Black Keys.

Jack McEwan, the Crumpets’ vocalist and primary songwriter, flexes his creative muscles in a masterly follow-up to the esteemed And Now for the Whatchamacallit album of 2019. The band manages to brilliantly intertwine 60’s and 70’s vibes while encapsulating their own distinct sound. Kudos to lead guitarist Luke Parish for his lethal execution throughout, particularly on “Mundungus” – the heaviest track on the album.

SHYGA!, revealed to the masses last week, was released under PPC’s record label, What Reality?

Whether you’re a devoted fan of the genre or merely a curious reader, stop what you’re doing and experience the psychedelic ride for yourselves.

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Published by Andrew DiCecco

Predominantly known for his NFL coverage, Andrew DiCecco is a Pennsylvania-based journalist with a profound passion for Rock music and its illustrious history. What initially began as a childhood hobby collecting CDs eventually evolved into a full-blown absorption into the world of Rock and Roll. An aspiring rock historian, Andrew seeks out every autobiography and documentary on Rock artists imaginable to further his knowledge to go along with a growing collection of vintage albums and magazines. Andrew’s musical preferences include, but are not limited to, Def Leppard, Van Halen, AC/DC, Guns N Roses, Metallica, Iron Maiden, Ozzy Osbourne, Scorpions, Foreigner, and Journey. An innate appreciation for guitar heroes, Andrew cites Vito Bratta, Eddie Van Halen, John Sykes, George Lynch, Dave Meniketti, and Neal Schon as some of his personal favorite players. Andrew is also a regular listener to SiriusXM’s Trunk Nation with Eddie Trunk, his primary source of inspiration.

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