Iris / Swirlies split – Vents Of The Ocean Floor (Bubblecore)
by Joshua Brown
Iris’ “Statements by Scientists” brings a summer-afternoon-in-the-park feel to the cutesy confrontation of grrrl groups like Bratmobile. Side two is your typical woozy, stoned-as-fuck, bubbling lo-fi excursion by the Swirlies. At their best, the Swirlies are a nice collage of extreme slack-i-tude, at their worst, completely pointless. Every song is a little of both but “His Love Just Washed Away (Flutes of the Ocean Floor Version)” is an exception.