Put this in your pipe n' smoke it
armagedn | 04/12/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is a wonderful record, dipped in dry humor, reverb, and resin. The Tadpoles celebrate their heroes, paying sonic homage to such luminaries as Pink Floyd, Spacemen3 and My Bloody Valentine, while sounding entirely fresh and unique. David Max's crisp, occasionally skeletal bass lines propel these mystical grooves, often drenched in feedback and psychosis.If you want to do your friends a great service, ply them with their intoxicant of choice and put this little gem in the spinner. Note: Pity neither of my personal faves, `Feel Like a Freak' nor `Clea', are available as samples, as they are the standout tracks of the two principle songwriters, revealing the powerpop sensibilities of Todd Parker (Freak) and the more long-form lyricism of Nick Kramer (Clea). Still, any of the available snippets would make for a tempting taster."