Last year Toronto’s Roy delivered a syrupy batch of psych-pop rooted in government coverups and alien enlightenment. He follows up with a new record on Idée Fixe that shelves the tin hat and intergalactic idea exchange and instead dives straight into the heart of orchestral ‘60s pop. Feeling like this might easily fall between the more fuzzed up burnt edges on ‘60s nuggets like The End’s Introspection, JK & Co.’s Suddenly One Summer, or Gandalf’s ’69 eponymous bout of grey-skied sighs, “Where Did My Mind Go?” Is a loving ode to the inner gaze. Now shedding the pretense of the ROY alter ego and simply letting it run as a band banner, Patrick Lefler packs Roy’s Garage with the finer points of a deep dive into the 45 pile of an avid psych-pop sound bath. The new LP is out May 14th. Looking forward to see how far he goes into the mirror on this one.
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