Former Spaceshit Mark Sultan, also known as the BBQ Show in King Khan, returns with 13 gritty retro-flavoured rockers. The psychedelic lead-off track, Icicles, basks in four minutes of fuzz before rolling out distorted vocals and guitar flourishes. What follows is a mixed bag of lo-fi layered garage rock, doo-wop, punk and country by the Montreal music scene fixture.
Ten Of Hearts would fit in at Back To The Future's Enchantment Under The Sea dance, while Status offers up catchy, danceable rock. The album only trips up on the bland Misery's Upon Us, which doesn't match its neighbouring tunes' memorable hooks. After Sultan signs off with another psychedelic number, Nobody But You, you feel like you've just been on a rad 48-minute time-travelling bender.
Top track: Status