When heavy local psych-rock outfit The Turn In split up, guitarist and singer Brian Miles was quick to put together heavy local psych-rock outfit Heathern Haints, whose droning, Jim-Morrison-in-outer-space vibe was nicely captured by local producer Jeremy Ferguson at Battle Tapes and subsequently pressed to a self-titled, self-released LP. When the Haints dissolved, Miles formedyou guessed itheavy local psych-rock outfit Ttotals. Miles attacks his guitar (and, occasionally, his pedal board) with a wide-eyed ferocity that is both earnest and knowing, and hes been known to finish his bands set lyingthough not necessarily stillon the floor. If ringing ears and mind-bending noise are part of your recipe for rock n roll fun, you should probably check this one out.
Sun., Oct. 18, 2009