But there are current indie rockers who look to reclaim three-chord jams as the launching pad to rock and roll's outer orbit, while remembering that emergency splash-downs into the muddy waters of garage rock help stave off pretension. The Warlocks, Mars Volta, Cleveland's Volta Sound, and Oakland's Gris Gris are among a flowering legion looking to freak out. Gris Gris, like its obvious influence the 13th Floor Elevators, dribbles out echoed vocal moans, slow-burning guitars, and bloopy alien squeals, reining it all in periodically to pump out a straight-up stomp. For those whose idea of psychedelics is of the pre-Ecstasy and sequencers variety, your flight has arrived.
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