"There's all this music from the past 30 or 40 years that's really processed," says Snake Boy. "It goes through a bunch of different effects and synthesizers and stuff. This is about pushing all that aside and making sounds that are more connected to a very . . . innate thing."
In contrast to their backstory, Ghost Scorpion! stay firmly unconvoluted while renewing the retro-a-go-go vibes of the Ventures and Dick Dale, with a touch of Reverend Horton Heat tossed in as a reference point for those who weren't teens in the early '60s.
"After [the Cramps'] Lux Interior passed over to our side, we hung out for a bit, and he explained the basics of psychobilly to us," DeLambre claims. "It goes hand in hand with surf rock. Throwback, straightforward rock and roll. No bullshit, but exclusively bullshit at the same time."
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