Article By: Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker ‡ Edited By: Leanne Ridgeway
From Portland, Oregon comes the skateboard lovin’, radically punk AF stoner / psych, alternative fuzz-rock two-man entity that is LáGoon.
As for LáGoon, that happens to be Anthony Gaglia (guitar, vocals) and Brady Maurer (drums), who just released their ‘Grim Ripper‘ full-length back in early March. They quickly doubled down on the album with a tripped-out visualizer for the song “The Devil’s Grip“, which you can view below.
‘Grim Ripper‘ is a non-stop ride of heady jams, ones oozing with lysergic flare that permeates nearly every note. Airy vocals, hazy twists, and slow-groove turns flow throughout top-notch numbers like “Skate Fast, Play Loud“, “Smoke’em (If You Got’em)“, and “Skate Rat“.
Mood-setting samples from the The Devil’s Advocate film, Cheech & Chong, and others are cool touches, too. Then there’s the pure sonic LSD of audio freak-outs “Down Below” and “What’s Your Fix?“. The propensity for mind-altering results is an assured certainty with this album.
Stream ‘Grim Ripper‘ from LáGoon via the Bandcamp embed in this article or head [HERE] for direct purchase.
FYI – Limited cassettes will soon be available through Slicehop Cassettes page: slicehopcassettes.bandcamp.com