Sister Ray


Sister Ray Survivors EP

I’m usually a sucker for a Midwestern group that blends ’60s psych with hard garage rock, but here they lean a little too heavy on the ’60s stuff. A bit too much CHOCOLATE WATCHBAND and BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD for my tastes.

Sister Ray Coming to Terms EP

With a name like SISTER RAY, I expected a real pronounced VELVET UNDERGROUND sound, but not so. There are some ’60s influences (punk, Batman-theme-type guitar), as well as early US ’70s punk sound. All four tunes cook, with the guitar being the driving force. Nothing flashy, but they rock.