100 Unheralded Albums from 2010

Archie Bronson Outfit: CoconutArchie Bronson Outfit: Coconut (Domino, 3/2/10)

Archie Bronson Outfit: “Shark’s Tooth”
Archie Bronson Outfit: “Shark’s Tooth”

With its warbled vocals and driving percussion, British psych-rock trio Archie Bronson Outfit is like a more adventurous Wolf Parade — as comfortable burning up the dance floor with clean, bouncy riffs as it is turning up the reverb and rocking in a garage.

Coconut is the band’s first LP in nearly four years, and it kicks off with a crunchy, swirling guitar line and a hypnotic bongo-laden beat. Produced by DFA’s Tim Goldsworthy, Coconut gets spaced-out and drone-like at times, but it always offers a hint of pop accessibility amidst the static and haze.

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