Psychedelic Horseshit

The name’s half right - there’s something psychedelic about the racket made by singer-guitarist Matt Whitehurst and drummer Rich Johnston, but it’s worth the work of hunting down. Despite releasing a record called Shitgaze Anthems and kick-starting that genre last decade, Psychedelic Horseshit can be quite catchy and not so noisy. His songs may be subversive, but always in some unexpected way. The first taste of this month’s Acid Tape cassette, “Modern Daze” is a phantom of addled rhythms, sideways melodies, and buried singing. (Think early Sebadoh). It’s enough to forgive the band for skewing towards esoteric formats and secret-handshake labels like Siltbreeze, Woodsist, and Fan Death. With Eat Skull, Wet Paint, Eel Eater. DOUG WALLEN

Mon., April 19, 8 p.m., 2010

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