I know there are a ton of dark, broody, psychrockers out there right now, but it would be a shame if Scan Hopper got overlooked. They’re better than the average retro band, especially when you consider that bandleader Scott Hopkins pretty much managed to make this dense, thick, and complicated album on his own, and then he got four other guys to join him on stage.

That’s probably why it sounds so much more modern, so much more D.I.Y., than most throwback bands who get together and bang around at each other searching for Syd Barrett sounds.  This record has more Eno than Electric Prunes, but still it wears its influences proudly and openly.

Check out a sample.

Andrew (Satellite World)

Ten bucks at CD Baby.

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