Richard Vain- Night Jammer LP. I don’t know a whole lot about this band called, Richard Vain, but the first song on their new album ‘Night Jammer’ is as essential as they come. Blending together garage rock, psychadelia, krautrock, and art-punk; their warped vision continues throughout the album over a dynamic course of big, heavy riffs that are hypnotic and focused. Led by Jered Gummere of The Ponys and Bare Mutants along with members of Storm Clouds and Herds, the band truly darts between sounds. With blistering guitar distortion and monotronik rhythms working symbiotic throughout; ‘Night Jammer’ hypnotically pull you in tractor beam-style. There are unruly rippers (“Ratz”), romantic post-punk/shoegaze gems "(“Castles”, “Behind The Eyes”), and big garage punk, guitar-shredders (“Tar Pits”) that slam themselves headfirst into your ears no questions asked. Fun listen from a band I’d never heard before. Artwork by Dave Head of Surfbort, the Motards, Secret Lovers and Headache City. THESE ARE ON THE LIMITED RED WAX!