Meatbodies released their self-titled debut album last month. The band is primarily Chad Ubovich, a guitar guru who has played bass with Ty Segall and guitar for Mikal Cronin. Ubovich plays all the instruments (except for drums) on about half of the songs on the album, and on the other half he’s joined by musicians Cory Thomas Hanson, Erik Jimenez and Riley Youngdahl. However, for his touring band he has three different musicians he’s playing with. The SoCal/NorCal band has a big psychedelic/garage/punk sound, and is differentiated from some of their peers by the quality of the guitar playing and the quality of the sound recording on their album. Their debut record is definitely a ton of fun, and not so much based on singles but by the overall quality of the album as a whole. There’s a lot of great music throughout, and even just within one song you may hear the band mix it up several different times. The album was recorded in San Francisco with Eric Bauer, and Ubovich said he really loves the city, its culture, mystique and magic. Bauer has also recorded albums by Ty Segall, Thee Oh Sees and many others. The record also features some great psychedelic artwork that is a good match for the music contained within.
“Mountain” is the third track on the album and it’s a beast of a song. It features a massive twin guitar sound and a rumbling bass. The track is one big shot of adrenaline. Good beat, loud guitars, some harmonizing and then a big close over the last minute of the song. Unfortunately the sound quality isn’t top notch on the link, but it’s adequate.