Pete International Airport

Pete International Airport

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Pete International Airport Review

by Jack Rabid

Pete International Airport is a side project of Dandy Warhols' Peter Holmstrom, named after a cool song on 1997's Dandy Warhols Come Down. Playing guitar, bass, and keyboards, and leaving vocals to Jsun Adams, they delve deep into dark 'n' heavy psychedelic grooves with roots in early Pink Floyd (Adams sounds a lot like Syd Barrett), Pretty Things, and Velvet Underground's "Venus in Furs." Background feedback drones combine with busy '60s guitar leads, though faster cuts such as "21 Days" are akin to Jesus and Mary Chain, Brian Jonestown Massacre, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, first-LP Darker My Love, etc. Best, this brings back the druggy joys of the younger Dandys circa Dandys Rule OK? and Come Down, when they were tantalizing/trippy, yet danceable and catchy.

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