Surgery





Constantly bombard with the next big thing in indie rock music, The Warlocks rise in popularity had gone almost unnoticed by my radar until recently, when by accident their release, Surgery, was handed to me by our editor. Instantly it clicked, as if I had some how been subconsciously ignoring the abundance of great press this band has continued to rack up since its creation. It was like when you get a new car, and then suddenly you notice everyone on the road you never noticed before, driving your same model vehicle. I had to stop and say to myself, "oooh right this is that one band, yeah and aren't they playing that little festival called Lollapalooza?" It was no surprise that The Warlocks are on the Lollapalooza bill, their immense talent has almost set them in a genera all there own. Although many have described The Warlocks as gloomy psychedelic rock produced with a series of lethargic drug induced undertones, I find many of the tracks to be reminiscent of 1950's ballads performed by the likes of Buddy Holly. The fundamental elements of the music might differ, but the same eerie hopeless message seems to come across quite the same. The music isn't the only thing with lethargic undertones as the band itself has had 19 switches since having formed. Regardless of the changes, making good music seems to be the priority, and it is no doubt that The Warlocks deliver. The front man, Bobby Hecksher, has done everything from play bass with Beck to drop acid with Timothy Leary. The new album was produced by mastermind Tom Rothrock (Beck, Elliott Smith, Coldplay) and is well on its way to being an instant classic.

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