The latest from Houston, Texas’ psychedelic, stoner, metal, ass kickin’ rockers LP4 is a three song 7″ vinyl EP they call Find What You Love And Let It Kill You, which apparently came from advice given to the band by Kinky Friedman. Side 1 consists of The Road, a mellow but rocking psych song with a nice melody and a dreamy flowing vibe. The bell-like keyboard melody gives it a “gentler” feel than what’s usually heard from the LP4. Good song. Side 2 includes two songs, starting with USA, which dispenses with the mellow stuff and punks out for a brief 1.5 minutes. The band shift gears again for La Jetée, an even mellower and again melodic song that’s almost folk-psychy, and has pleasant dual vocals by Ramon Medina and guest Mlee Marie. Three songs, short and sweet. The record will be released on July 8th, so mark your calendar to get a chunk of LP4 wax. Note that if you’re in the Houston area there will be a record release show on July 20th at 7pm at the Vinal Edge record store.
For more information visit The Linus Pauling Quartet web site at: http://www.worshipguitars.org/LP4/
Reviewed by Jerry Kranitz