Album Review

The Garden - Kiss My Super Bowl Ring

Interesting and genuine, but most importantly a lot of fun.

The Garden - Kiss My Super Bowl Ring

With ‘Kiss My Super Bowl Ring’, California’s weirdest duo have provided the world with a much needed relentlessly tongue-in-cheek, necessarily unforgiving record. Sonically, it still features the rave textures and processed guitars we’d expect from them, but at points it’s also Wyatt and Fletcher Shears’ darkest and grungiest effort to date. This is most apparent on ‘A Fool´s Expedition’ and opener ‘Clench To Stay Away’, both being filled with roomy drums and demonic detuned guitars. ‘Sneaky Devil’ powers along with unapologetic drum and bass synths and ‘90s rave drums, not unlike ‘Cloak’ from 2015´s ‘haha’. Notably, The Garden aren’t exactly known for the majority of their catalogue being instantaneous or plausibly direct, yet ‘Please, Fuck Off’ is just that, and a magnificent way to end this twisting record. On the whole, ‘Kiss My Super Bowl Ring’ is interesting and genuine, but most importantly it’s a lot of fun.

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