PAINT. Wipe the windshield with your sleeve when it’s too foggy to see." /> L.A. Record

PAINT: SELF-TITLED

November 30th, 2018 | Album reviews

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PAINT
self-titled
Mexican Summer

Often times the albums that reveal the most are the ones that don’t make it easy. Why look harder if you think there is nothing there to see? PAINT is a solo side-project from Allah-Las member Pedrum Siadatian that swivels between lucidity and shadowy devilishness and coquettishness. Lead single, “Daily Gazette” is a Velvet Underground-ish escape through a tremolo wormhole, and the Television-inspired guitar noodling of “True Love (Is Hard To Find)” is a hopeful plea to the loved and the loveless. Cut from the same indigo cloth of past psychedelic troubadours like Jefferson Airplane, “Just Passin’ Thru” and “Outro_Corso” peer through the looking glass with country-lick guitars and hippy-dippy trippin’ twos. But the bubbling “Silver Streaks” might be the best of the bunch: a meandering walk through a forest of falling in love with an older woman, more experienced than he. A promising piece from PAINT. Wipe the windshield with your sleeve when it’s too foggy to see.

—Kegan Pierce Simons