Frankie and the Witchfingers are a Los Angeles by way of Bloomington, Indiana psych band who, along with bands like L.A. Witch and Death Valley Girls, are stumping up some gloriously fuzzy and freaky jams that harken back to The Electic Prunes and Thirteenth Floor Elevators, but also the Paisley Underground scene of the 1980’s. They have a new record out on the great Permanent Records called Brain Telephone. It’s their fourth full length, and they are all worthy of your attention.
Frankie & The Witch Fingers do have a sound that is probably too big for Indiana to contain, but it fills me with Midwestern pride that they originated in Bloomington. But alas, with the stars in their eyes, they up and moved to L.A. like Axl Rose! It’s alright by me, as long as they keep churning out these magical LP’s.