Listening to… The Doldrums

Doldrums, Empire Sound.
This is the kind of raw yet thought-through stuff that invariably knocks me out. It reminds me of a couple of my fave rock gods, Chris Butler and Chris Mars, not to mention Harry Nilsson at his most larynx-shredding. Snips, screams and screams keep the energy up. The beeps and boops of a landline phone dialing open “Life in My Head,” and it’s mesmerizing, especially when the tune then goes unexpectedly tribal.