The Boston-based Swirlies describe their music as “sneaky flute” or “chimp-rock,” goofy titles for sure, though to say their sound is more akin to lo-fi shoegaze would make the joke on us, as that’s no less ridiculous. The band has never taken themselves too seriously, its 1993 cult classicBlonder Tongue Audio Baton sounding like a much more fun My Bloody Valentine. Although The Swirlies were most active in the ’90’s, they still play sporadically, keeping themselves busy with their numerous side projects. They’ve also gone through a ton of lineup changes and guest contributors, like Kurt Vile, who appeared on their most recent album, 2003’s Cats Of The Wild: Volume 2. Like most of their discography, it’s available to download for free on their website.