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New Music: Melon Gang's I Tried

"Truong Ta and Johnny Price of local psych heads The Soft Spots struck out on their own with their second collection as Melon Gang, I Tried. The record is indeed fuzzy and psychedelic, with blown out acoustic strums conversing with wailing lead licks, calling to mind Brian Jonestown Massacre. But I wouldn’t reduce this to the garage-psych idiom; there’s a nice undercurrent of breezy tropicalia folk, and even a vibe of Serge Gainsbourg’s less orchestrated moments at points. Great to see these dudes exploring a more inward-oriented approach." - The Key

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