Nearly three years have passed since Sic Alps last album, US EZ, was released on Siltbreeze.  In that time, the Bay Area duo has become a trio with the recent addition of Noel Von Harmonson (Comets on Fire) and they’ve found a new label home with Drag City.  Otherwise, little has changed for this primitive psych-rock outfit.  The lo-fi single,”Do You Want to Give $$$,” shuffles and half stumbles along at a sedated pace as drums clatter and monster guitar riffs are rendered to unpredictable splatters of sound.  Yet, in spite of their shit-could-care attitudes and ostensibly random rhythms, there is a melody, like the one’s developed on their Siltbreeze release, and when repeated with the phrase, “Do you want to give money?”  it reveals itself as a surprisingly sticky one, too.

MP3: Sic Alps – Do You Want to Give $$$

Napa Asylum, the latest by Sic Alps, will be released January 25th on Drag City Records.