Electric Tickle Machine
It’s hard to have high expectations for a band called Electric Tickle Machine. But as soon as the New York City band lays into its infectious garage pop, it tickles in all the right places. With slapstick lyrics such as Buy a puppy/It’ll make you more presentable, the mustachioed group’s performances are crowd-pleasing on multiple levels. Songs such as “Gimme Money” invoke some Brit-rock sneer and encapsulate the raw attitude of Brian Jonestown Massacre in a more sober package. The group’s debut LP, Blew It Again, also spans psychedelic fuzz pop, hand-clapping gospel (the nondenominational variety), and a bit of space-cowboy twang.