TANNING OUR EYELIDS-SONGS FROM THE HOTEL BAR
Gilgongo’s tongue in cheek lounge rock is bursting with left of center eccentric influences, as this Long Island ensemble emanate a relaxed vibe while keeping your ears on point. Ever ponder what Mr. Bungle and Ween versus Queen and They Might Be Giants would sound like? Well Gilgongo’s nine-track excursion answers that question pretty succinctly, as these multi-instrumental minstrels of the peculiar throw alternative rock curveballs throughout this deliciously strange yet wondrously warped offering. Tracks like “Honeybitch” and “Chops” sound like standard pop-rock fare, but when you peel away the high-gloss sheen on the top layer, you’ll find a secret world laden with a love of ’70 sunshine rock, blue-eyed soul, and a keen sense of melody that fits well with the wacky lyrical content that moves from the poignant (“We’d Have the Night”) to the light-hearted (“Happy Hour”).