A new album by John Barrett under his moniker bass Drum Of Death was released today and it’ s fuzzed out goodness. Flying the same red-eyed flights as bands like FIDLAR and Wavves with a quick layover to pick up minimalist garage rock messiah(and fellow Southerner)Jay Reatard, this is BDOD’s first class coming out party. The new album functions near perfectly as a flowing single entity and is distinctly more thought out and constructed than the bands hyperactive debut “GB City”, with grimy layer upon grimy layer oozing out of the speakers for some tracks while others sound like nothing more than a single epic chord and a couple crashing cymbals, speaking volumes about the importance of understanding the art of production. More is actually less, or something like that. The vocal hook from Shattered Me makes it an obvious choice as the first single and song most likely to get stuck in your domepiece but it was the track after it, Such a Bore, that solidified the album for me and instantly guaranteed future listens with its From Dusk Til Dawn-ish lick and surprisingly soothing freakout noise jams. BDOD are learning new tricks and both minimalist and maximumist garage rock fans are gonna be better off for it. I think I just made up a new word….