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Lloyd's Garage

The Napa region of California is known for its viticulture. True story. But the area’s equally fertile when it comes to musical exports. Lloyd’s Garage hails from Napa, and, like a fine Sauvignon Blanc, delivers a mineral blast that shocks the palette with two simple ingredients: guitars and drums. The duo, made up of Seth Heitzmann and Lloyd Llewelyn, channels the no-frills, feral energy of late ˜60s garage rock. Their choice of instruments alone garners comparisons to White Stripes and Black Keys. But it’s a fair shake. Queue up No Victim for an onslaught of wiry guitars, thrashing drums and the electric snarl of Heitzmann’s vocals. Even though Oh Lovely deals with a fatal car crash, the song is less a requiem and more a soulful, clanging revival. Why mourn the dead when you can wake them? Return To Sender echoes the sentiment. Guitars chug, drums stomp and strut and cymbals crash. Lloyd’s Garage likes to give their listeners a licking. But trust us, it’s one you’ll love.