Thursday, December 31, 2009
The experimental trio Indian Jewelry out of Houston released We Are the Wild Beast in 2003 under their old moniker NTX + Electric. The album was reissued in 2008 by Tigerbeat6 along with the groups third full release titled "Free Gold" the same year. Indian Jewelry's layered, distorted, droney, and electronic styles had me the first time I heard them, especially with the track "Looking At You" off We Are the Wild Beast. "Free Gold" is a cleaner, more psychedelic album which shows the band's versatility and range. "Pompeii" is a beautiful psych-pop track that captures a truly original sound. The dense textures on both albums keep a melodic flow that gives an unique feel, check out the rest of each album if you like these tracks.