Things I know about Edmonton: (1) They like hockey. (2) Their team has sucked for years. (3) There is oil there. (4) They’ve got some hidden musical gems.
Of those four things, you probably are only concerned with the last one. It’s cool, though. The last one is all we’re going to talk about today. BETRAYERS are a five piece from Edmonton who “mix 1960s garage-rock riffs with strung-out psych fuzz”. When they say strung out, they mean like Jesse Pinkman and Jane before Walt did…that thing he did. You know what I’m talking about. If you don’t know, nevermind. Nothing to see/read here.
“Spinnin’ Wheel” is built on that absolutely giddy feeling you get when you’ve caught just enough of a buzz and the whole world is at your fingertips. You can’t help but snap your fingers, tap those toes. Still, lying in the background there’s a hint of something else; something darker, a pall on the proceedings. It could be the chug of those guitars. Maybe it’s the male/female chorus delivery.
Whatever it is, it’s absolutely delicious and well worth hitting repeat.