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Review: The Spanish Flies – Good Things Come to Those Who Wait (released August 16, 2018)

Here’s a band that hails from my neck of the woods. The Spanish Flies are from Edmonton, Canada. Led by Peruvian born guitarist Fel Gamarra, The Spanish Flies pump out a catchy blend of highly energetic power pop and psychedelic rock. Good Things Come to Those Who Wait is the second EP released by the band (their first, Ignorance is Bliss, came out at the tail end of 2016).

Things ‘get going’ with the infectious opening track Get Going, with it’s warm, summery vibe, driving beat, spacey vocal chorus and reverb laden guitar. Second track, Psycho Trip, is a deliriously narcotic, 60’s influenced psych rocker that lives up to its name with acid drenched surf guitar and trippy, echoing vocals. It’s also pretty insanely catchy too. The EP closes with the slightly mellower, Latin influenced title track. Built around a crunchy riff and a hazy, hypnotic chorus, most of the song is sung in Gamarra’s native Spanish; a perfect ending to a trio of great songs. All in all, this EP is a spicy, psychedelic romp that will surely get you trippin’ and dancing.

The only downside to it is it’s left me wanting more! But I’m sure there’s going to be a lot more coming from these guys, down the road. I’ll just have to be patient. After all, good things come to those who wait.

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