The musty reek of a record collector’s basement must follow Endless Boogie around everywhere they play. The Brooklyn blues jam conglomerate riffs on classic touchstones such as the heavy Texas rumble of Z.Z. Top, the Woodstock noodling of Canned Heat, and the brown acid haze of Blue Cheer. FOCUS LEVEL’s pleasures rest in the band’s ability to crawl inside these sounds and explore them. Endless Boogie isn’t exactly trying to reinvent the playbook, but they want to rewrite every page their very own way. Tracks such as “The Manly Vibe” and “Smoking Figs in the Backyard” strut and swagger in the classic blues-rock manner.
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AllMusic Review by Tom Forget