New Music Critique: Citrus Horse

Production7
Lyrics8
Music7
Vocals7
Musicianship8
7.4

Contact: alexlaugalis@gmail.com
Web: spotify.com
Seeking: Label, Booking, Distribution
Style: Alt, Indie, Jam

Alex Laugalis spearheads Citrus Horse, delivering a fittingly gruff voice to this lo-fi, garage-rock project. We only wish the lyrics were more clear, as “Kite” seems to relate how the singer moved to Mexico after his knife-wielding girlfriend attacked him. Though the song grew on us, we would like his nimble guitar solo to have really ripped more than it does. Things switch to a dreamy, languid, Pink Floydian mode on “Lawn Chair,” deploying effects such as tape delay, which is also used, along with handclaps, on “Tiny TV” (“watch me watch you watch yourself”). Somewhere within its 8 minutes, the song sounds as if it has the makings of a good single––a very alternative one.