The next installment in my series of Steaming Coils posts and the final one of their works to gain release, Breaded is such a unimpeachable delight, I actually ended up putting out a vinyl reissue of this album myself, the only time I've ever released the work of a party other than my own band. Extraordinary as it was, their prior release, The Tarkington Table, could be seen as something of a transitional work, the cracked art pop genius of it's songform splendors sometimes dancing an uneasy tango with interventions of loose-limbed semi-improvised jams. In many respects, Breaded seems like the culmination of Laner and Chrisman's efforts, each song locating the perfect tension between warped psychedelic song craft and wayward weirdity while at the same time highlighting what an truly affecting vocalist Chrisman can be. Each song here seems to be literally bursting at the seams with inspired structural conceits, with psychotropic stratagems lacquered onto each morsel of pop goodness here in a completely effortless and unforced fashion. Featuring guest appearances from a vast array of L.A. underground music movers (Grigsby, Johnston and Emily Hay from The Motor Totemist Guild, Don Bolles of The Germs and L.A.F.M.S. magus Tom Recchion among them), this is the product of artists in complete command of an audaciously advanced vocabulary and giddy with the realization that they're creating an album for the ages, even if no one else seemed cognizant of it at the time.
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