Mexican Slang is actually from north of the border — Toronto, specifically — but Annabelle Lee and the boys play searing psychedelic punk that seems capable of inspiring the sort of woozy hallucinations I associate with desert regions south of the Rio Grande, and it’s nothing if not vulgar. So, accurate band name then. “Blisters,” a standout from the band’s upcoming debut EP Inside The Velvet Castle, matches hazy garage rock with a crushing power chord refrain that will lay you flat. Listen below.
6/18 Toronto, ON @ Smiling Buddha (Buzz Records @ NXNE) w/ Greys, Beta Frontiers
6/21 Toronto, ON @ The Great Hall (Buzz Records @ NXNE) w/ Perfect Puss, HSY, Weaves