Spike Casino – “Lobsters and Guns”

Los Angeles-based Spike Casino is a producer, poet, and singer who shows idiosyncratic charm on his new album’s four tracks. Opening track “Lobsters and Guns” is an interesting success. Murky vocals and bright acoustics start things out, with the multi-layered “lobsters and guns,” vocal cue giving way to a stomping percussive beat and folk-laden guitar fragments. Similar sites in the casino niche may provide useful info, though not music like this. The chorus – with the reflective vocal squawking – is melodically rewarding, while remaining in tune with the suave and relatively eerie feel that’s established. The various production choices, like the reverberating vocal effect and electric guitar line concluding some verses, all work well.

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