EFG bring their psych rock to The Echo on 5.5

Psychedelic rockers EFG boldly embrace a heavily-textured array of driving, over-amped guitars that brings back a certain bravado to the genre. It serves to mention that all of its members are veterans in this kind of setting, as Imaad Wasif (lowercase, Yeah Yeah Yeahs), Josh Garza (Secret Machines) and Tom Biller (Liars, Warpaint) all have a steady track record within the modern noise/experimental persuasion. Their most recent single, Outlier”, seamlessly merges reverbed guitars and pounding drums with a strong sense of pop melody that falls somewhere between classic Detroit rock and cosmic krautrock.

The band is opening for Swedish psych-rock institution Dungen at the Echo tomorrow, May 5th. The “Outlier" 7’’ is currently available for purchase via bodankuma.com. - Juan Rodríguez


Video: Electric Flower Group, “Eclipsed”

A riff drenched in delayed tremolo crunches atop a steady drum beat as Imaad Wasif and Josh Garza stand alone in a blank, white space. This is your introduction to Electric Flower Group, or EFG as they’d like you to call them. The video for “Eclipsed,” seems minimalist, allowing you be carried away by the song itself. But it wouldn’t be psych rock without a twist. What you see is not what it seems as the image suddenly morphs - slowing down, degrading, and warping, like a an acid trip. The song’s integrity stays in tact, though, with its modern garage rock undertones casting a hazy shadow over what is a truly catchy pop tune lathered in classic rock vibes. - Jacqueline Caruso