Guerilla Toss: Eraser Stargazer

eraser stargaer“You want it? Why don’t you look out the window,” singer Kassie Carlson appropriately exclaims on the first track, “Multibeast TV.” This follow up to Gay Disco was released on New York label DFA Records, and is like waking up in the morning, looking out the window, and finding yourself transported to an alternate dimension or an alien planet. Everything is fantastic and unfamiliar. Bass lines bounce and bend in and out of focus, flamboyant latin percussion accents the always danceable beat. Electronic samples zap and zip while Carlson’s idiosyncratic vocals weave through it all.

Expanded consciousness is a reoccurring theme, the everyday seems extraordinary; dolls come alive, time loses meaning, television screens and windows become indistinguishable from each other. Guerilla Toss and Eraser Stargazer will make you look around and realize just how wonderfully strange the world can be.

Recommended If You Like: Animal Collective, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Knife

Recommended Tracks: 3 (Grass Shack), 2 (Diamond Girls), 8 (Doll Face on the Calico Highway), 5 (Eraser Stargazer Forever)

Do Not Play: None

Reviewed by Ben Hitz on 03/07/16