Restarter (Deluxe Version)
Label: Relapse Records
Preceded (if not seeded) in the digital cloud by seven pre-release standalone singles -- which is to say, more than half of the deluxe version -- these atypically accessible Florida sludge faves spend the first several tracks here alternating plodders with punkers: slow then fast then slow then fast then slow, and so on. As usual, most of it resembles heavied-up old college-radio rock or '90s grunge-pop gone grungier. Eventually, the title track's unusually extended ringing psych-swirl overtones and bonus cut "Rock 'N' Roll Mantasy" inspire fond memories of Hüsker Dü showing their Byrds side.