Originally together from 1981-1983, self-proclaimed micro-legendary weirdoz The Prefab Messiahs followed a unique post-punk musical trajectory through the burgeoning-yet-insular Wormtown (Worcester, MA) underground. Aside from the 1983 cassette Flex Your Mind, though, no recorded material was available from them until 1998’s Devolver CD-R – an anthology of their recordings from the early ’80s.
Fast-forward three decades later to the official remastered release of Devolver via Burger Records, followed by a well-received eight-song maxi-EP of new material entitled Keep Your Stupid Dreams Alive (2015) – the reviews traced the lineage from the Prefab Messiahs to many of today’s garage-psych scuzz-pups, such as Oh Sees, King Tuff, White Fence, Ty Segall, et al.
Now the band are set to release their latest full-length platter of new material, Psychsploitation Today. On it, the fuzzed-out foursome have cooked-up, arguably, their most far-out and fantastical effort to date. The new record continues the path of melding timely social commentary with equal measures of jangle, left-field garage-pop and hooks aplenty.
Listen to the title track, and watch the excellent video for the undeniably catchy Outtayerhands below.