Great debut from modern psychedelic primitives

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The Gris Gris

Texas-born Greg Ashley fronts The Gris Gris, an Oakland-based trio wandering, on its debut, through an unruly, occasionally creepy acidic landscape. Alternately childlike (as on the sing-songy “Mary #38”) and darkly lysergic (as on the whacked-out house of mirrors that is “Everytime” and the feedback-drenched “Best Regards”), The Gris Gris summon comparisons to everyone from Roky Erickson to The Velvet Underground to outr