Stomping along like a T-Rex wearing cinder blocks, MUGWUMP inject a whole new energy into psych music that hasn’t been felt in a little while. There’s a rock ‘n’ roll glam in there, and it’s not just because of the acidic flashes of shimmering guitar that the band so often dive into.
POND and King Gizzard are the obvious reference points here, but there’s a sense of something cooler, and perhaps a little more evil and twisted going down. The way that “Lazy Bones” contorts itself, bending over backwards with a gleeful, manic grin during its many guitar freakouts, it gives off the aura of genuine insanity. And for a genre like psych-music that can so easily fall prey to boring repetition, this is a very, very good thing.