America’s Velvet Glory

Album Review of America’s Velvet Glory by The Molochs.

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America’s Velvet Glory

The Molochs

America’s Velvet Glory by The Molochs

Release Date: Jan 13, 2017
Record label: Innovative Leisure
Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock

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America’s Velvet Glory - Average, Based on 2 Critics

The Guardian - 60
Based on rating 3/5

It’s not a surprise to see the Molochs are on the same label that brought the world the Allah-Las. Like their fellow Los Angelenos, the Molochs are in thrall to that point in the mid-60s where beat groups, garage bands and psychedelic outfits began to merge into each other. There’s a drowsiness about their music – they tend towards the mid-tempo, Lucas Fitzsimons drawls his vocals, and the guitars jangle more than growl – that means they don’t quite tip over into Pebbles/Nuggets territory.

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Los Angeles Times
Their review was generally favourable

Cate Le Bon, “Rock Pool” video (Drag City). In the new video for “Rock Pool,” singer and songwriter Le Bon mixes filters and effects that recall 1980s public access cable with jump-cuts and repetitive edits of the artist maneuvering her body, and the result suggests a kind of Kodachrome mysticism. Scoring the sequences is a song that moves with a punky clunkiness that makes each measure wobble.

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