The mighty Maharajas’ latest single “Black Box” (Chaputa Records), perhaps a teaser for their upcoming new album, is a winner.
Up-tempo and rockin,’ “Black Box” to my ears bears a strong Fuzztones/Music Machine influence — mixed with the Maharajas’ own fab ’60s Euro-garage style. (Available here: www.chaputa.com)
Lead singer/guitarist Mathias Lilja commands throughout; he’s really come into his own a lead vocalist for the band. Leader Jens Lindberg has, just for this single, switched over to organ from guitar/vocals. The b-side, called “B-Files,” is really the “X-Files” theme song in disguise — upping the tempo as a fun garage-surf instrumental.
The Maharajas continue to put out consistently great records, and this is no exception. Keep ‘em coming, boys!