Music: The Gremlins New EP (SEXXXXXY!!!)
I almost never write up or, heck, even opine about music unless it’s Destroyer/Bejar-related. It’s my thing and you probably have enough haughty sources for music reviews/ideas and I mean we can all agree that Bowie and Queen tracks are the BEST. In any case, I’m breaking one of my few codes and writing about music for you, the wonderful audience of IsMagical, translation: “Listen up.”
The Gremlins EP is amazing. Just unbelievably weird and sexy-as-all-get out.
Okay, so aside from the fact that I’m 99.99% positive the very first noises on “Introducing” are the chopped noises of the whale-Dory encounter from Finding Nemo (Brian’s favorite movie, Gettin’ Faded category) dig on the next track.
Track Two: "Maim My Bitch" has that pull of listening to underwater sounds with your eyes closed, maybe you’re actually underwater or maybe you’re on Ketamine, in bed next to someone who you’re glad you know, but you’re nervous about knowing them in that way and you’re wondering “Who put this Blue Planet doc on?” In any case, welcome to the official IsMagical makeout track for 2012.
Beyond “Maim” the EP is just ridiculous. Slow, woozy, “Is the room moving or is the music moving, MAN.” “JonBenet” is probably my second favorite after MMB, and, well, lyrics about spider nests and JonBenet’s passing? [stamp of approval] Add a savage and wrenching guitar solo that almost seems like a throwaway, … enough! … I’ve had enough, Gremlins, you’re cool with me.