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Experimental Jelly


South Californian lo-fi aficionados Tomorrows Tulips may make music that outwardly sounds so stoned that it can barely summon up the energy to make it to the end of a song, but their surfer dude schtick masks an inventiveness and innate pop sensibility that is anything but lazy. Released on Burger Records in 2013, the hazy fug of the trio’s second album, Experimental Jelly, harks back to both The Velvet Underground’s quietest and loudest moments (“Flowers On The Wall” and “Misses Hash,” respectively), 80s DIY indie acts The Vaselines and on the wobbly, spooked ballad “Dream Through,” the acid-fried communications of Syd Barrett and Skip Spence.

Chris Catchpole