This latest offering from Brooklyn’s Pink Mexico (a ponderous name) is Fool, an album of heavy, fuzzed-out guitar rock that has some fine vocals (complete with harmony) and melody. Something of a tasteful cross between Mudhoney and My Bloody Valentine, if I had to draw comparisons. Economical but never droning or sprawling, the songs hit you hard and fast.
“Buzz Kill” comes in and out and has a catchy tune; “Lime Tree, What’s Wrong With Me?” and “Dumbfuck” are interchangeable but not in a forgettable manner, rather they seem to play off one another as parts 1 & 2, which I think makes them even better and more likable – and the vocals are deliberately undermixed, so it gives the tracks an ethereal quality and mystery. “Forgetting Everything” is acoustic driven, as “pop” as you can get with harmonies galore, handclaps and an absolute high point. “Concave Brain” has a surf-type feel; “Unhinged Bones” is a clean, ’60’s hypno-riff which explodes during the choruses and “Rake” is another harmony-laden and another album high point.
All in all, eleven tracks that hold together very well and show a knack for producing consistently catchy (the recurring theme) hooks and melodies. A very good effort indeed from Pink Mexico.
Fool is available now