I was on the Tic Tac Totally web site not too long ago, probably looking up a Charlie & The Moonhearts record or something, when Static Static's "Psychic Eyes" started blasting out of their media player and I was like, "Holy crap, how great is this?" As it happens, Static Static's LP had come out "officially" just a few days earlier (there was a limited tour edition last year sometime), so I ordered one up on the spot, of course.
"Psychic Eyes" (the title track) puts a ripping Man or Astro-Man type guitar part alongside a massive organ riff and makes it sound like the coolest spy-movie theme ever. The stoopidly-written Tic Tac press sheet compares Static Static to Volt a lot, and I guess I'll have to take their word on that. To me, this sounds more like what people were telling me the Lynnfield Pioneers sounded like, before I actually bought one of their records and found out people weren't always right. Although "Capsized", in fact, sounds so much like Lynnfield Pioneers that I think somebody might owe someone a check.
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