Dizzy Pilot: Shit Out the Bones
Houston's Dizzy Pilot spends a good deal of their time basically sounding as though they emerged from a time capsule that went underground in summer 1991, and that's meant as a compliment. New EP Shit Out the Bones opens with "Granny Clampet's Pure Grain Know-It-All," a pre-grunge assault injected with an MC5 vibe that nearly captures the quartet's unhinged live energy. The title track is another breakneck tune that sounds like pure "Telepathic Surgery"-era Flaming Lips, an influence that resurfaces in the swirling psychedelics of "Horseshoes and Handcuffs." "Heart of a Hurricane" recalls Mark Linkous of Sparklehorse's offbeat sense of melody, and is a subdued scream of what might have happened to alternative rock without the scourge of post-grunge. Bones's only truly weak track, "Devil City Train Song," is still hardly a failure, and the closing cover of Warren Zevon's classic "Carmelita" may seem melodramatic, but it's a faithful reworking that, if nothing else, proves Dizzy Pilot's heart is beating hard and fast.
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