Psychic Blood is short for Psychedelic Bloodbaths, but the abbreviated form actually seems more appropriate — the caustic noise in the band’s music feels like a messy externalization of psychological wounds, the swirling chaos of an uneasy mind turned out into the world. We’ve already heard one song from the Western Mass trio’s forthcoming LP Alien, “Blur World,” and now they’ve shared another. “Waves Will Kill You” builds from an almost serene beginning of rolling waves and rippling guitars to a roiling, frenzied assault. “Waves will kill you … But there’s nothing to do,” frontman Jason Vachula snarls. Listen below.
Alien is out 9/18 via Wharf Cat Records.