Sam Flax's brand of late-night psychedelia is turning heads, and for good measure. His just-released debut album Age Waves--actually, re-released, as it came out earlier this year with little-to-no fanfare--is a moody collection of sounds that's nervy and emotional. Flecks of disco, punk, glam, and pop are grafted together by Flax's airy songwriting and vocals. Opener "Fire Doesn't Burn Itself" is particularly devastating: that central, impeccably-crafted riff just keeps hammering home as the song gets more and more crazed.
For your listening pleasure, Flax's UK record label The Sounds Of Sweet Nothing has uploaded a stream of the entire album, which you can listen to below. Age Waves is also out now in the U.S. via Burger Records. [DIY]
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