Label: Sub Pop Records
Canada's Eric's Trip were a pretty darn cool indie band, but singer Rick White's solo project Elevator (aka Elevator to Hell/Elevator Through) were even better. That's because he submerged E.T.'s love for Sonic Youth and Dinosaur Jr. in the downer psychedelia of Black Sabbath, early Pink Floyd and 13th Floor Elevators. As a result, 1997's Eerieconsiliation is grimy, lo-fi garage pop with hooks that melt into fuzz and fuzz that hardens back into hooks. It's murky, moody and, most of all, eerie.