Every Trabants release has stuck out to me so far, and this is no exception. Or rather, this is also exceptional. You know what I mean. I'm not sure if I can pinpoint exactly what it is, they just seem to be one of those bands where everything lands in the right place. The drums aren't necessarily showy, but keep things moving in the right way, and really know how to add some punch when they need to. They've always got a good helping of variety and fresh ideas on every album, and the tunes stick with you.
If you hadn't guessed, FREAKOUT is a more psychedelic take, so plenty of fuzz and sitars, but still recognizably surf. Satan's Pilgrims' "Psychsploitation" is a good touchstone, but this is still very much a Trabants record.
This one has actually been out on cassette for a few weeks but the bandcamp link to the digital version and CD just went up. Give it a listen and see for yourself.