The Great Googly Moogly – “REVLOT!”


A slice of charismatic prog-rock adventuring, “REVLOT!” is the new single from The Great Googly Moogly. Sounding like a cross of Supergrass, Zappa, and Black Midi, the track’s production expands from a concise and punchy vigor into hazy psych-rock crawls, impressing with its eclectic tonal pursuits and thematic hold. A surf-y ardency flows past the three-minute turn, as the expressive guitar tones mesh with excitable vocal spurts and brassy additions. Punchy, unsettling bursts of melodic goodness conclude with satiating effect on this creative tour-de-force.

The band describe the release as “a campy, bouncy soliloquy of a prince to a private-beach parking lot empire, driven aerially sick by the height of his ivory tower,” — capturing the protagonist’s “despairs over what he can do to right the wrong of his oppressive family’s historic damage.”

“REVLOT!” is the first song of a 4-single, 4-month series from the band called the “The Helmut Beach” series.

This and other tracks featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Emerging Singles’ Spotify playlist.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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