Here’s an outfit from the early to mid 1990s who I always found quietly entertaining. Listening to them again recently I found myself drawn to make the connection with the likes of Tame Impala and Pond. It’s not that there’s necessarily a direct connection, but psych-rock is psych rock.
Brian Leary and Elvira Corral (great name that) were Polyphemus, with Leary doing the bulk of instrumentation and vocals while Corral providing backing vocals and percussion.
I think it was something about the mixture of sweet sour vocals and melodies, intertwined with psychedelic guitar and bursts of sharp post punk. I’m trying to think of similar outfits, and I suppose Guided By Voices is one reference. Or more distantly something of 1980s proto-twee outfit Fantastic Something about them, to my ears, which may be the best argument that my ears ain’t what they used to be.
Allmusic has noted that the…
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