While most lo-fi experimentalism is pretty slow-to-reveal, the album delivers no fewer than two more-or-less perfect pop songs — hitties in Peeper parlance. “Kick the Pricks” and “Lookin’ Fine” each soak the bodies of ’60s garage-pop tunes with driving modern harmonies and a hissing, noisy sizzle. Of the two, “Lookin’ Fine” is the most immediate, its boy/girl call-and-response full of sly metaphors and bright, lovable melodies. But all 15 tracks are oozing with such character that committed listeners will probably find favorites across the spectrum, lured in by the cornball rhymes of “Afternoon Nap,” the in-the-red harmonica freakout in R&B jam “Oh Me Oh My,” or the full-hearted fealty behind blissed-out finale “All My Life.” Adult life is a jumbled, irritating mess, but spend enough time arranging the pieces — and get a little lucky — and it can start to sound pretty good.
HITTIES GRANDE | Released by Leaf Peeper | leafpeeper.bandcamp.com