Super Treatment is one of those albums that you just can’t go wrong with. There is not one track that isn’t raw, edgy and deli- ciously distorted.The Nashville band formed by three women and one fellow came out with their first album, Danny, in 2010, but had been playing shows the year prior. Lead vocalist Jessica McFarland originally started in the band MeeMaw in 2008, and upon its break-up she initiated the creation of Heavy Cream. Super Treatment is a bit more cleaned up than Danny, but nothing can mask the gorgeous lo-fi creature that is Heavy Cream. In fact the band’s distinct noise distor tion is enhanced in Super Treat- ment. The first track “’79” just bubbles with Seth Sutton’s grindy bass and the steady but perfectly tiny drums of Tiffany Minton. There truly is an overall vintage tongue in cheek feel with Heavy Cream, which is lov- ingly brought out in “T.V. Preaches.”The raw,
up-beat energy of each track enhances Jes- sica’s charmingly surly vocals and maintains a reverence to the sarcastic punk attitude of the late ‘70s/early ‘80s. Not to mention Mimi Galbierz’s glorious clean guitar buzz in “John Johnny” blew a few synapses in my brain, making Super Treatment a heavy cream treat.
- Sabine Ricard