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Max Pain and the Groovies

”Electro Cosmic is a cohesive, high-energy set from start to finish, but with 12 tracks, it’s three times as good. Here, psychedelic garage rock is taken to a new level: The boys go a littler harder, with the confidence to loosen up and let the reverb and mysticism flow. The interludes are undeniably groovier than before—even the song titles give it away: “Electro Cosmic Chronic Jam.” If you’re looking for a way to kick off 2015 the right way, don’t miss out on one of the best albums of the year.” –Lizz Corrigan Slug Magazine

Max Pain and The Groovies are a five-piece from Salt Lake City, Utah who play psychedelic high energy blues-influenced rock ‘n’ roll. The group played their first show on New Years Eve 2010 and quickly gained a following for their manic stage presence and performances that sometimes included a fire breathing front man. They quickly recorded some demos and started touring around their region, gigging around Salt Lake, Las Vegas, Southern Idaho and Denver and growing a name for themselves in the psyche rock revival scene. In 2012 they won “band of the year” during a contest hosted by Salt Lake’s local Alt-Weekly and used the prize money to plan their first U.S. tour. Max Pain and The Groovies self-released a four-song EP on Halloween 2013. The release features scorching guitar lines, hypnotic vocals and a woozy beat. It drones at times and explodes moments later. It’s an album you can zone to or dance your ass off too. Max Pain and The Groovies set out on their second U.S. tour, a two-month stretch that had them playing shows for Burger Records in Arizona, Treefort Music Festival in Boise. Max Pain and the Groovies released their first full length Album on New Years Eve via Psych Lake City Records for CD/Vinyl Lolipop records on Cassette and Eager Waves Records for Euro promotion and distribution. Catch them touring in support of their latest release through the entire USA all of 2015.