Christian Bland & the Relevators
Reviewed by Austin Powell, Fri., Aug. 12, 2011
Christian Bland & the RelevatorsThe Lost Album (Reverberation Appreciation Society)
Recorded in an old ice cream factory with Greg Ashely in 2007, Christian Bland knocks the dust off his solo debut with lo-fi juvenilia of the Syd Barrett variety ("Jabberwocky," "Icy Gray") and an unplugged, murderous lament ("Katy"). The Relevators' psych-pop is all drone and no attack, though the Fifties twist of "Tallahassee Lassie," ghostly shaker "I See You," and nine-minute bonus track "Psychic Haze" all merit rewrites by the Black Angels.