Idle Times’ “Do You Hear Those Bells,” is primitive psych rock in the vein of San Francisco’s Sic Alps with a kick — Shredding.  Who knew all that dodgy gear could produce something so sweet?  Yet, there it is, waiting for you there at the one-minute mark, and again at the second,  a wonderful blast of guitar squalor rattling those old amps.  In another band’s hands, it could have sounded self-serving, or over the top.  Not here, however.  Here it shoulders its way between that jangle-pop chorus and those dark, riveting verses, making its noisy self very much necessary.

MP3: Idle Times – Do You Hear Those Bells?

Idle Times debut full-length on Hozac Records will be released on October 26th.  Mine is already on its way.