January 13, 2015 at 08:23 PM EST


On their new album Guilty, L.A.-via-Boston duo Dirty Dishes revive a very specific ’90s alt-rock sound by blasting bubblegum hooks headfirst into a mountain of speaker-shredding fuzz. It would be easy to compare the results to Veruca Salt, but really what they’re doing is locating the overlap between the densely sludgy sound of first-wave Seattle grunge and the more  British shoegazers who were conducting similar experiments in radical guitar distortion at around the same time. The balance between heaviness and dreaminess comes through clearly in the churning psychedelic sonics of the title track.

Guilty is out Jan. 27 on vinyl and digital through the Exploding In Sound label as well as a cassette edition on Seagreen Records.

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