For the Season Lately, there's a kind of kitchen-sink tendency in a certain category of indie artist that seems engineered solely to torture music journalists with limited word… For the Season Lately, there's a kind of kitchen-sink tendency in a certain category of indie artist that seems engineered solely to torture music journalists with limited word… 2005-11-08 The Gris Gris Rock
Music Review

For the Season (2005)

EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Nov 08, 2005; Lead Performance: The Gris Gris; Genre: Rock

Lately, there's a kind of kitchen-sink tendency in a certain category of indie artist that seems engineered solely to torture music journalists with limited word counts. What we can divine, briefly, from San Francisco outfit the Gris Gris's latest, For the Season: a smattering of breezy folk melodica; a sploosh of subterranean psych burblings; several blasts of art-punk skronk; some mod- nodding swamp rock; and a pinch of swirly, twirly Cajun hoodoo. Soupy and chaotic as it may be, there's something truly hypnotic about the indescribability of it all.

Originally posted Nov 25, 2005 Published in issue #852 Dec 02, 2005 Order article reprints