Melbourne’s White Bleaches make garage rock that floats gracefully atop a temperate, psychedelic sea. Since the 2015 release of “Bad Character,” I’ve been waiting for more searing riffs and dusty tones from the four-piece. Finally, they have delivered. The fuzzy wobble of “Ease the Pain” clouds the line between trippy and transcendent in a casual flow of wonky guitar riffs. It’s no surprise they mash together the two aforementioned genres with an effortless retro feel as the song (and the one before it) were recorded by King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard frontman Stu Mackenzie.
If the track is not enough to transport you, the clip certainly will. A low budget seance in matching orange shirts leaves the band swirling somewhere between space and the abandoned home they’ve inhabited. Not even plastic bags and altered states of mind can keep the titular words of the chorus from spilling out of their mouths.
White Bleaches self-titled debut EP is out August 19th.