O! THE JOY
Sacramento,CA troupe O! The Joy sound like a cross between Hella, The Police, My Morning Jacket and The Mars Volta as they play a dizzying style of alt art rock on the 10-track ZEN MODE. Boasting fierce spurts of musical force propelling both loud rock aspirations and cosmically-induced chilled-out moments found on "Conceivable Test Tube Baby" and the atmospheric Isis meets tropical music "22435", this squad's easily traced stoner prog-rock excesses are cohesive and resonate with the sonic outpourings stemming from jagged effects from numerous guitar pedals (listed as their own separate instrument, mind you) manipulated over polyrhythmic freakouts such as "Under The Radar".