Prism Tats has shared the next cut from the self-titled album, out May 6th on ANTI-. ‘Creep Out / Freak Out’ is the fourth track to surface from the forthcoming record, and continues to display Prism Tat’s raw intensity and sheer exhilaration.
Prism Tats is the drum machine-fuelled lo-fi garage-pop persona of Garrett van der Spek. The album was self-produced by van der Spek, with help from Chris Woodhouse (Ty Segall, Wild Flag, !!!) who put an extra touch of magic into the mix, resulting in the ten tight, torqueing songs that make up Prism Tats.
You can see the video fro ‘Creep Out / Freak Out’ BELOW.
The album displays van der Spek’s unusual blend of rock-and-roll chops with sophisticated melodic sense (reminiscent at times of Spoon’s Britt Daniel), and combines real shades of steam and heat with comparatively-meditative reverb-laden tracks, recalling at times the ghostly throwback groove-stomp and fuzzy warmth of bands like The Jesus & Mary Chain, The Kills and The Raveonettes.
The well-travelled van der Spek, originally from Durban, South Africa, moved to Seattle as part of a university exchange programme and fell in love out there. Once he’d moved out stateside for good, he spent his time between Seattle and Los Angeles, building a repertoire for Prism Tats.