I'm calling it early. Ulrika Spacek's The Album Paranoia easily makes it into my top 5 albums of 2016, no questions asked.
Ulrika Spacek, originally formed in Berlin in one night's time by old friends Rhys Edwards and Rhys Williams, make alt-rock/psych grunge that appeals to anyone who has ears.
The Album Paranoia, out Feb 5/16 via Lefse Records (US) / Tough Love Records (EU), is a 10-track instance of Ulrika Spacek's undeniable ability to be quite widely (and yet untraditionally) accessible. The act sports a garage-infused experimental vibe that is both heavy and hypnotic. Neatly packed together with an ever present dark-rock ideology that permeates all tracks, The Album Paranoia gains masterful traction through distortive fuzz and bellowing guitar.
Hear the record in full below. Highlight tracks include "Circa 1954", "NK" and "Ultra Vivid".
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